As he walked into his classroom, he spotted his desk at the back corner and made his way. With each step his breaths became heavier and louder. He reached the desk, dropped his backpack to the floor and squished his way into the desk. His jelly belly hung over his knees and his flabby arms scraped against the desktop.
“Hahaha, look at you! You can’t even fit into your own desk!” exclaimed a child sitting next to him. His chubby cheeks flushed red and tears stung his eyes. It was true, he had outgrown his desk and he couldn’t deny that.
Hamad is a 10-year-old who knows what he likes. The list includes play station, music, and skyping with his little brother.
The list also includes food: eating, snacking and nibbling.
“I want a burger,” Hamad told his mother. “I want a brownie… I want chips.”
But it’s not just a brownie Hamad wants. He also wants French toast, French fries, ice cream, pasta, etc. …
Weighing 50 kilos, Hamad is the biggest boy in his 3rd grade class.
But does Hamad really have a weight problem? Or does he just have some extra baby fat?
Yes, Hamad does have a weight problem and so does almost half of Kuwait. Going back to a previous post about Kuwait being the 2nd fattest country in the world; I can now announce that we have surpassed the United States and have become #1.
According to Mail Online, Kuwait is top of the list with the highest average body mass index with Kuwaiti women having the highest rates!
It’s really sad to see these statistics and I think that we need some more mental awareness going on in Kuwait cautioning that this has become a serious issue. Does anyone have any ideas on what we can do to raise such awareness?
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