October 3, 2007
The Right to Food
In South Africa, National Nutrition Week takes place next week (Oct 9-13) with the theme, The Right to Food. I don't post much foreign food news here, basically because there is too much to keep up with, but the right to food is an issue that I want to explore at some point. So here's the blurb and the link from allAfrica.com:
The Right to Food, explained the [Department of Health], should not lead to childhood obesity and chronic diseases later in life. . . .
According to the World Health Organisation, growth retardation in the womb is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure. . . .
Therefore, says the department, the right to food starts during pregnancy.
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