Solutions to the Obesity Epidemic

Read the truth about some common foods that we consume and possible solutions to counter Obesity. Two key proposed solutions are: 1. Front-of-the-pack warning for unhealthy foods; and 2. Ban the sale of Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) to kids
Nov. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- We could be taking away years from our kids lives by not offering them the right food products. Studies have shown that obesity reduces an individual's life expectancy. An article published on NetOrbis discusses what we could be eating wrong, what are the alternatives, and what are some possible solutions to tackle this epidemic.

Harmful effects from consuming unhealthy food could be likened to the harmful effects from smoking. We have to be more aware of the food choices that we make for ourselves and our kids. The article compares nutrients intake from a popular food menu (Cheeseburger combo meal) with a healthy alternative like Turkey sandwich meal. The article also re-emphasizes the harmful effects of carbonated soft drinks ("CSDs"), specifically on children.

There are two solutions that the article proposes:
♦ Front-of-pack warning on unhealthy food: All unhealthy food should carry appropriate alert messages so that users can make informed choices
♦ Ban the sale of CSDs to children under the age of 16: Consuming CSDs have been linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, dental caries etc.

The link to the article can be found here.

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