Saturday, July 27, 2013

New Zealand to South African chef: You’re too fat to live here

A South African chef who has been working in New Zealand since 2007 now faces being deported from the country on account of his weight.  Immigration officials said Albert Buitenhuis who weighs 286 pounds did not have “an acceptable standard of health”.
In 2007 the wife of a Briton who lives in New Zealand was denied visa to join her husband because of her weight.  Over half of New Zealand adults and nearly one-third of its children are either overweight or obese.
The country’s immigration service requires all visa applicants to undergo a complete medical examination, which includes body size measures like waist circumference.

Read the full story: Obesity Post
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