“You are what you eat. What would YOU like to be?”
Our body is made up of food which we eat during our day to day life. Moderation is the only rule of a healthful life. This means moderation in all things wholesome.
Eating smart will not only make you smart, it’s the smart thing to do. You will be at a much lower risk of needing to rely on doctors and medicines to maintain your health.
Today, H.E. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta launched The Global Nutrition Report in Nairobi, Kenya. The GN 2016 report focuses on the theme of making and measuring global commitments to nutrition, and what it will take to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030.
The report presents an analysis of the costs of malnutrition, from stunted growth and wasting to obesity and related non-communicable diseases.
The Global Nutrition Report convenes existing processes, highlights progress in combating malnutrition and identifies gaps and proposes ways to fill them. Through this, the Report helps to guide action, build accountability and spark increased commitment for further progress towards reducing malnutrition much faster.
Quick Facts from the report;
Malnutrition affects 1 out of 3 people globally, and every year reduces GDP by 11% across Africa and Asia.
Millions of children get too much of the wrong food (41m) while millions more get too little good food (159m)
Half of all child deaths are due to malnutrition but only 1% of donor $ goes to nutrition
Two million children each year die from wasting, the most lethal form of malnutrition
There’s ample evidence on the impact of nutrition on health, however not much progress has been shown in fighting malnutrition. Reversing the malnutrition crisis is possible and carries a massive return on investment.
Find more information about the Global Nutrition Report HERE.