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Nutrition | Malnutrition and Obesity

Malnutrition and Obesity: What’s the Connection?

Malnutrition in the U.S. is primarily the result of eating too much of the wrong kinds of foods – too much saturated and hydrogenated fats, too much sodium, too much refined sugar, too much corn syrup, and too many calories. Right now, 90% of U.S. adults are deficient in at least one vitamin or mineral. This malnutrition results in a nation of people who are prone to diabetes, heart disease and a long list of other ailments like susceptibility to infection, allergies, strokes, ulcers, chronic fatigue, bowel and colon cancers and much more.

The way to help ensure that you and your family members can live the healthiest life possible is to eat a healthy, balanced diet that includes lots of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and reduce or eliminate from the diet unhealthy choices like refined, processed and fried foods. These are personal decisions that must be made by individuals and families for their own well being, and by institutional leaders – like people in charge of school cafeterias—who have the opportunity to develop policies that will ensure that children are served healthy food.