The Mediterranean diet: a key solution to fighting obesity and support sustainability

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On the occasion of Mediterranean Day, the PRIMA Foundation
organises a webinar on the challenges and opportunities of this healthy and sustainable eating pattern Barcelona, 18 th of November 2021 According to World Health Organization
( c hildhood obesity, resulting from a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy
eating habits, has tripled in the last 30 years 18% of children and teenagers
aged 5 19 are overweight. This number is notably higher in the Mediterranean
countries, where fast food and pre cooked meals replace the traditional Medi-
terranean diet, based on fruits and vegetables, fish, whole grains and healthy
fats. Recogni s ed by UNESCO as one of the healthiest in the world this dietary
pattern is more sustainable

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