Stalked by hunger but fighting obesity: Kenya’s hidden food crisis

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Three million Kenyans face hunger, yet by 2030 it is thought 1.4 million of the country’s children will be obese. Meet the professionals tackling the problem

The children of Bees Haven kindergarten are about 15 minutes into their weekly taekwondo class when their instructor has some stern words for them. “You guys are not panting,” says Lizzanne Adhiambo, with a grin. “I want to see the power! Let’s punch!”

Aside from a certain amount of confusion over left and right hands, Adhiambo’s pupils obey. With alternating arms they punch out in front of them, 15 four- to six-year-olds, wearing white training uniforms , shouting “Yeah!” as the instructor counts from 1 to 10.

Continue reading…Global development | The Guardian

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