Updated: 01/17/2014 22:31

One million kg challenge

Photo: MillionKg Website

Photo: MillionKg Website

The Health Promotion Board, HPB, has launched the first phase of the One Million KG Challenge. 

It aims to motivate Singapore residents to achieve and manage healthy body weight, and to collectively lose one million kilogrammes. 

It's expected to reach some 30,000 Singapore residents through roadshows at 17 organisations and constituencies which have expressed early interest and pre-registered for the Challenge. 

During the road shows, employees and residents of these pre-registered organisations and constituencies will be able to sign up for the Challenge. 

Singapore faces a rising obesity rate at about one per cent year, says the HPB. 

Its 2010 National Health Survey showed that 11 per cent of Singaporean adults aged between 18 to 69 were obese, as compared to 7 per cent in 2004. 

From March 2014 onwards, registration will be open to Singapore residents to participate in the Challenge at roadshows across Singapore and at the Challenge portal,www.millionkg.sg

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