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by Andrew Muhammad, Anna D’Souza, Birgit Meade, Renata Micha, and Dariush Mozaffarian
USDA Economic Research Service

What Is the Issue?

global eating habits
Worldwide changes in eating habits and poor nutrition are contributing to a global rise in obesity and chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, putting all income groups and ages, as well as both genders, at risk of these diseases. NCDs are particularly problematic in developing countries, where they have been shown to negatively affect economic growth and development potential and are more likely than in developed countries to result in premature deaths. Continue reading

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