Are Food and Beverages Making Kids Sick?| Source: Advancing Kids
A recent opinion article in the New York Times, titled “Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us,” asks the simple question of what is making Americans so sick. The simple answer: our food. Poor diets comprised of energy dense, nutrient poor processed foods are the leading cause of mortality in the United States, and lead to obesity, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The total economic cost of obesity is estimated at $1.7 trillion, or almost 10 percent of our gross domestic product, the authors state.
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