Obesity has been a huge global problem for a long time now, and it is one which does not seem to be improving. In fact, the levels are now described as epidemic, and are increasing year on year.
Jamie Oliver has been involved in raising awareness of obesity and healthy eating for several years now, starting with his strategy to make school dinners more nutritional. Jamie will join up with nutrition and health experts at a major debate at a UN medical conference, which will be held in New York. This will involve speaking to western unions, to try and get them to make raising awareness a key focus and to highlight it as a human rights issue.
The importance of this should not be understated. Shocking statistics show that diet related diseases are the reason for 2 out of 5 premature deaths, in those aged under 60 years of age. If this continues, the statistics will not make for pleasant reading. People need to be educated on healthy eating and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The reasons for the obesity epidemic are down to the rise in convenience foods, and meals which are full of salt and sugar. A lack of exercise also contributes to obesity.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) have spoken about their concern over obesity and the possible life threatening dangers of it.
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