Special story on Junk Food – V6 Spot Light
There may be more fruit, vegetables and healthy options available than ever before, but the world is mostly hungry for junk food, a study of eating habits in nearly 190 countries shows. International researchers combed through more than 320 self-reported diet surveys from 1990 to 2010 and looked at how often people said they ate 17 common foods, drinks and nutrients. This included healthy choices like fruits, vegetables and fish and unhealthier alternatives like salt, processed meat and sugary drinks. Experts found that even though people are eating more healthy foods including wholegrains and fish, there has been an even bigger jump in the amount of junk food eaten. The study was paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Britain’s Medical Research Council and was published online on Thursday in the journal Lancet Global Health, as part of an obesity series.