Icelandic Children Are Sedentary, Don’t Eat Fruit - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic Children Are Sedentary, Don’t Eat Fruit

Published April 10, 2013

A UNICEF report on the well-being of children in the 29 most prosperous countries in the world has revealed some disturbing facts about the health of Icelandic children.
While the overall well-being of children in Iceland is ranked 3rd, behind the Netherlands and Norway, Iceland falls to the bottom of the pack in two areas: children who eat fruit daily, and the amount of exercise children get daily.
According to the report [PDF link], just over 15% of Icelandic children report getting one-hour of moderate or vigorous activity daily, and just over 30% report eating a fruit daily. Icelandic children are still just below the middle off the pack in childhood obesity, though.
Hey kids, why not grab an apple and go kick a ball around or something?

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