2.2 million children in Vietnam suffer from malnutrition as HCMC’s childhood obesity rate soars

While as many as 2.2 million Vietnamese children suffer from malnutrition beyond the city limits, Saigon’s childhood obesity rate has tripled since 2000, according to a set of statistics jointly released by the HCMC Nutrition Association and the municipal nutrition centre last week. On Friday, during a conference on children’s nutrition held in Saigon, medical experts noted that over a third of kids in the southern hub are considered obese however, outside of Saigon, Vietnam ranks among the top 20 countries worldwide when it comes to stunted growth caused by malnutrition.