Preface: I myself think this is a bad idea. However, Singapore is one a very odd country and one of my favorites to read about. I thought I would write about this program. In every developed country in the world, childhood obesity rates have been increasing. Kids are getting fatter! The singular exception to this trend is Singapore from 1992 to 2005.
10% off diagnosed eating disorders were from people in the program, but from the descriptions of how mortifying it was, it sounds like the % enrolled in the program was lower. Any idea what it was? If eg. 5% off kids were on the program, then it doubles the incidence of a life long and life threatening mental disorder. If 3%, then it triples it. Seems like that’s a big trade off to make
So Singapore tried the rdrama method of shaming the weight away and it actually worked, huh? Go figure.