Posição da IOTF contra a obesidade infantil…

6 de abril de 2005

*The IOTF is part of the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO), a global federation of research associations dedicated to the advancement of the scientific understanding of obesity.
 
IOTF demands action on childhood obesity crisis
 
New report to WHO finds overweight affects 1 in 10 children worldwideAt least 155 million school-age children worldwide are overweight or obese, according to a major new report from the International Obesity TaskForce.*
 
In a comprehensive dossier revealing how the global obesity epidemic is affecting children, the International Obesity TaskForce says that one in 10 children is overweight, a total of 155 million. Around 30-45 million within that figure are classified as obese - accounting for 2-3% of the world’s children aged 5-17. A further 22 million younger children are also affected according to previous IOTF global estimates based on WHO data for under fives.
 
The report, Obesity in children and young people: A crisis in public health[i], was delivered to the World Health Organization on the eve of a critical decision by government ministers in Geneva on adopting a global strategy on diet, activity and health, and warned that childhood obesity was “increasing in both developed and developing countries,” with significantly increased risks that children may develop type 2 diabetes, heart disease and a variety of o

Postado em Saúde e Nutrição por admin
23 de março de 2005

Comida a peso só poderia aparecer num país de tanta convergência étnica e tão baixa tradição culinária quanto o Brasil. O arroz, o feijão preto, um pedaço de paio e uma costelinha estão arranjados como um diminuto jardim em torno de um enorme obelisco vermelho, que é um pedaço de melancia cortada com apuro e assentado sobre uma “grama” de couve. Arrumados nos quadrantes do prato, quatro sushis lembram banquinhos nessa minipraça comestível. Tudo deu 450 gramas. A secretária gordinha sorri satisfeita, enquanto busca um canto para se sentar à mesa de sua amiga, que está diante de um prato com macarrão ao molho branco e bacon, banana fatiada e sushi.

 Estamos num “kilo”, evidentemente. A grafia com “k” mostra que, apesar do vínculo com o “quilo” (a balança), nada se assemelha a esta invenção brasileira.

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