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UNICEF Borneo Marathon 2019

  • 22/02/2019 - 31/05/2019
  • Malaysia
MYR 310
3% Complete
Target : MYR 10,000

About Event

#KurangManis because #ImSweetEnough

This year, we run in solidarity to promote healthy eating practices and dietary habits among children and adolescents.

By Simply Giving with UNICEF, you will be making a difference for children.

Why does this matter?
Malaysia is one of the fattest countries in ASEAN: 
• Four out of ten Malaysians are overweight
• 13.3% of Malaysians are obese
(1)  

What about our children in Malaysia? 
• Child (5 – 19 years old) obesity in Malaysia is second highest in ASEAN, after Brunei.
• Malaysia is in fourth for child overweight prevalence in ASEAN
(2)

Obesity can have a significant effect on children’s health and well-being, affecting their performance in school, socially, and their overall self-esteem.

If a child is overweight now, the child is more likely to be obese as an adult if changes are not made to their eating and living habits.

UNICEF is currently working with the Ministry of Health to promote healthy eating habits among children and adolescents. Please join our rally to make Malaysia healthier. Our children’s health is Malaysia’s future. We need your support with helping children and adolescents to eat and grow healthier, so they can reach their full potential. 

#KurangManis because #ImSweetEnough #foreverychild

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Participate in the run now: https://www.borneomarathon.com/ 
Find out how to be a fundraiser and run for UNICEF now: http://bit.ly/2TcGdkw
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(1) Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Tackling Obesity in ASEAN: Prevalence, impact, and guidance on interventions, 2017, pg.13
(2) UNICEF, 2017, Children Without – A study of child poverty and deprivation in low-cost flats in Kuala Lumpur, pg.50