Visuals: Obesity around the world

Obesity is a growing problem around the world.

Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of over 30. BMI is used to determine whether you are in a healthy weight range for your height. For instance, a person who is 180cm (5ft 11in) and 97kg (213lb) has a BMI of 29.7. 

The rate of obesity varies greatly around the world. Please have a look at the map below and discuss what you see with your teacher.

Which parts of the world have the lowest obesity rate? Which have the highest? Do Homework
How does your country’s obesity rate compare to that of its neighbours? Do Homework
Are you surprised by any country’s or region’s obesity rate? Do Homework
What can be done to deal with the growing problem of obesity around the world? Edit Homework