Overweight and obesity are rising all over the world. Today, they affect more than 1,9 billion adults, over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 and 38.3 million children under 5 years old (WHO).Unhealthy food habits and insufficient physical activity are among the root causes of this complex and multifactorial issue. That’s why promoting healthier habits, particularly in children, by increasing their awareness of the impact of our food, drink and activity choices can be key in preventing this public health issue.
Schools are a powerful engine of change.
FAO and WHO recognize the relevance of nutritional education in schools and shaping an appropriate food environment at an early age. (Education | Nutrition | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (fao.org))