Independent Senator, Paul Richards.

Chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Social Services and Public Administration, Paul Richards, says data shows that this country has the highest percentage of overweight teenagers in the Caribbean.

The committee met this week with officials from the Ministries of Health and of Education, to discuss Childhood obesity.

It also focused on the State’s intervention to promote a healthy lifestyle among children.

Mr. Richards said the development is a serious one and must be addressed.