Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2010
This description of Vera Perino's work was prepared when Vera Perino was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2010.
Although Brazil struggled with issues of severe malnutrition in the past, since the 1990s obesity among children has become an increasingly alarming but unreported problem. Vera Perino is transforming the way Brazilian society perceives and addresses obesity by looking at both its causes and symptoms, while sparking deep behavior change and offering alternative lifestyle opportunities to low-income children and their families.
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