It’s Bizarre..

It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important
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“It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician.” – Meryl Streep

The children’s future relies on the quality of the food they eat. Unfortunately, malnutrition is still a
prevalent threat worldwide. From the lack of food in developing countries from the overflowing varieties of junk foods in first world countries, kids face the threat of micronutrient deficiency.

It’s a well-established fact that malnutrition decreases children’s survival from infection, making them prone to childhood ailments that may lead to death. It also affects their moods and cognitive performance. Yet despite the availability of healthy foods in developed countries, children are still consuming the wrong types of foods.

A 2016 study called into question the assumption that veggie-eating kids are less likely to eat junk foods. A research team led by Sarah Anderson of The Ohio State University reveals that kids who eat healthy is still prone to eat foods high in sugar, salt, and fat as those who rarely eat healthy foods. This new discovery could help solve the malnutrition epidemic and reduce childhood obesity, the researchers said.

As the study implies, it’s not enough to add healthy foods on children’s plates. Kids benefit more if they themselves are aware of why they should avoid unhealthy foods, says co-author Phyllis Pirie. In light of this new research, a new method on fighting malnutrition epidemic is underway.

Putting emphasis on educating children rather than simply forcing them to eat veggies may be the long-awaited solution to obesity. To quote Pierre Dukan: “There is nothing unhealthy about education youngsters about nutrition.”

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