I am not sure why obesity and poor nutrition is just now being considered a new threat, this issue has been impacting our immediate communities and the world at large for decades. The frustrating part about the ‘NEW’ epidemic is that these are both very preventable issues that can so easily be corrected with a change of our food supply and a little education..
For a nation with as many diet related diseases it makes you wonder if this is economics driven.. The good news is that parents are slowly becoming AWAKEN and taking nutrition more seriously, it is becoming more apparent that the CURE is not in the bottom of any pills bottle but in the food we eat.
It is nice to see that the United Nations is taking a step to address this issue:
The UN’s food agency on Tuesday said obesity and poor nutrition weigh heavily on the global economy and told governments that investing in food health would bring big economic as well as social returns.
Lost productivity and spiralling health care bills linked to obesity cost the world economy around $1.4 trillion a year (1.1 trillion euros), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said.
Improving nutrition would boost earnings, “with a benefit-to-cost ratio of almost 13 to 1,” it said, adding that some 1.4 billion people in the world are now overweight and a third of them are obese. Read the full article here
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