The Japanese government approved a few years ago the “Metabo Law” in order to prevent the risk of a general obesity increase. This law refers to a set of guidelines requiring local governments and employers to conduct mandatory annual examinations and affect people between 40 and 74. If they exceed the maximum waistline measurements (85cm for men, 90cm for women), they are directed towards counselling. The fixed goal is the 25% obesity reduction by 2015.
One of the unmistakable signs of the opulence reached by the Chinese society are the restaurant tables, always rich and laid as banquets. The high consumption of food tends however to become waste more and more frequently: the “Clean your plate” organization was conceived exactly in order to sensitize both restaurants owners and customers on this topic.