'Food Security' Summit takes on Obesity, Diabetes, Nutrition

June 2004
Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;6/7/2004, p105
The rising rates of obesity and diabetes is as much a food system problem as a health problem in California. According to a new report by the International Diabetes Federation and the International Obesity Task Force, one in three Americans born today is predicted to develop diabetes as a consequence of obesity. Community food security is the access of individuals and communities to fresh, healthy staple foods from relatively close to home at an affordable cost. The future of California depends on proactively dealing with the issues of obesity, diabetes and childhood nutrition.


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