The alarming sight of overweight and underweight found in the SAME household has become increasingly common especially to developing countries.
In the Philippines, according to the latest available statistics provided by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST), there was an increase in the trend of OVERWEIGHT and OBESITY from 16.6% in 1993 to 29.9% in 2013.
Three (3) in every 10 adults are OVERWEIGHT and OBESE and more female adults are overweight and obese.
You have probably come across the information that as of 2015, increasing number of Pinoys who are getting fatter continue to rise.
According to Maria Bernardita Flores, National Nutritional Council (NNC) executive director, THREE out of TEN Filipinos are now OBESE.
This epidemic has been slowly creeping over the past two decades and I wouldn’t be surprised why more and more of our countrymen are developing HYPERTENSION & DIABETES, both of which are highly connected to OBESITY.
Even pre-schoolers are starting to become overweight and obese!
Only a few wants to take the road less traveled.
Hundreds of millions of people now work in a box, live in a box, watch in a box, and even eat from a box.
It is time to think outside the box!