G. Harvey Anderson,
Sadly, children around the world face both sides of malnutrition, childhood obesity, and food and nutrient inadequacy. In Canada, more than 30 per cent of children and youth are overweight or obese. The strain this puts on our health care system is immense, with annual associated costs exceeding $7 billion. At the same time, food insecurity affects eight per cent of Canadian households, afflicting over one million Canadian children.
To solve these challenges, we need comprehensive, society-wide solutions.