Of the difficulty to feed our body properly

Updated: Mar 21, 2019



Nutrition has hit the headline twice recently in what, at first glance, seems to be contradictory ways.

In one hand, the obesity pandemic is constantly spreading in the UK among children.

>> School-based obesity prevention programme has disappointing results (NHS Choice)

>>The Guardian view on childhood obesity: forget small steps, tackle big food

And in the other hand, the number of hospital admissions for eating disorders in UK has shot up.

>> Eating disorders: NHS reports surge in hospital admissions (the Guardian)

In this world of plentiful, our reasons for eating are multiple but they are often fuelled by skewed - if not dishonest - messages found in glossy magazines, instagram, of tv adverts. As result, some might eat was is cheap and readily available such as a family-size packet of crisps while other will try to live on cucumbers in the pursuit of a unrealistic body-shape.

There isn’t a simple answer to this complex problem but a good start would be to acknowledge that our body is a complex machine that needs a wide variety of nutrient-dense foods to function to its best.

Registered Nutritionists and Dietitians have to work within the community to raise awareness and empower people to make the right choices.


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