HOME EC MAY BECOME MANDATORY TO COMBAT TEEN OBESITY

Home economics should be made mandatory as a junior cert subject according to a new report on obesity.

It’s one of 20 recommendations from a Committee which looked into tackling childhood obesity.

1 in 4 thirteen-year-olds in Ireland are overweight or obese.

The report also recommends banning vending machines in schools and preventing new fast food outlets opening near schools.

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