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Diet-related disease is linked to eight out of ten leading causes of death worldwide, and obesity is on the rise in many countries. One out of every nine people in the world today is undernourished, and with looming climate changes and growing populations, food insecurity looms as a major global challenge for the future. This section examines the ways in which food policies and systems impact environmental health, equity, and human well-being.



How to Find Healthy Processed Foods? Just say Na+

Reducing the world’s sodium intake should start with industry, and lessons from the United Kingdom show it can work


To Encourage Healthy Eating, Use the Carrot, Not Just the Stick

As communities consider taxing sugary drinks, they should also consider the critical role of healthy food subsidies