An Unhealthy, Obesogenic Lifestyle: A Case Study of Urban Primary School Children in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 6, Issue 2, March 2018, Pages: 35-42
Received: Jan. 16, 2017;
Accepted: Apr. 1, 2017;
Published: Jan. 17, 2018
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Dube Adiele, Department of Emergency Medical Care, Emergency Medical Ambulances Services, Kwekwe, Zimbabwe
Gundani Patrick Morgan, Department of Sports Science and Coaching, Faculty of Applied Sciences, National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Lunga Mande Carolyne, Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Gundani Patrick Morgan,
Lunga Mande Carolyne,
An Unhealthy, Obesogenic Lifestyle: A Case Study of Urban Primary School Children in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, Science Journal of Public Health.
Vol. 6, No. 2,
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