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11 million people die of poor diets yearly

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By Mercy Kelani

Technology to scale nutrition solutions for the world’s population.

Food problems are considered as the foundation of many of the critical health problems in the world. Malnutrition, caused by unhealthy feeding, is one of the leading causes of death and disability across the globe. It was recorded that about 11 million deaths every year are caused by poor diets which leads to an estimation of higher deaths compared to tobacco, high blood pressure, heart attack, and many other health risks. Resultantly, there have been a rise in diet-related chronic diseases worldwide.

Lack of constant access to affordable and nutritious diet is regarded as the biggest challenge of healthy diets. The rates of undernutrition and overnutrition has risen around the world with one out of three people having no access to adequate and nutritious food in 2020. Even the US is a victim of unhealthy nutrition as it has not improved in the integration of food and nutrition into its health systems. Out of ten people in the US, more than one person lacks reliable access to nutritious foods.

There has been no solid progress in providing access to nutritious foods.

In many countries of the world, soon-to-be doctors get series of medical trainings but little or no training on nutrition and healthy foods. Also, while the majority of health insurance plans are for covering the cost of treating a sickness or illness, they do not prevent illnesses through healthy diet and nutrition programmes. In response to this, the United Nations asserts that there has been no general progress towards building a world that has easy access to safe, nutritious and adequate food.

Therefore, Instacart – a grocery delivery service – stated that food and nutrition should be put at the center of the global approach towards health with participation of everyone. For a long time now, the food industry has been on the sidelines in health aspects for lack of incentives for companies to engage. Prior to this moment, there was a lack of infrastructure and technology to aid the spread of nutrition solutions to a reasonable number of the population.

Nutritious foods can be scaled as medicine initiatives.

However, a new phase has emerged as food has been discovered as medicine. The potential of food as medicine has created fresh opportunities for food-related companies to build real value for and make positive impact on health systems, patients, insurers and basically everyone. For this reason, Instacart has been welcoming more grocers, food-focused nonprofits and consumer packaged goods companies as they progress into the health arena. Instacart has also witnessed the impact of technology in granting people access to nutritious food.

Recently, more opportunities have surfaced to improve technology in order to aid innovative nutrition programmes and build good health outcomes for many people. The evolution of this technology has advanced to a stage where nutritious foods can be scaled up as medicine initiatives in ways that were impossible about two years ago. For instance, prescription and ordering of specific food items can now be made by physicians and sent directly to a patient’s door so that they have healthy food for when they get home from the hospital.

Global Food Security Summit to combat global food insecurity.

The White House, in September 2022, organized the first national conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health in over five decades. The summit concentrated on nutrition-related issues through interactions between leaders from government, academia, industry and more. Similarly, government leaders from countries like the US, Germany, Indonesia, the African Union, Spain, Columbia, Nigeria, and the European Union held a Global Food Security Summit for acceleration of action to fight global food insecurity and exploration of opportunities for replacement and scaling of innovative solutions.


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1 year ago

11 million people die of poor diets yearly – Technology to scale nutrition solutions for the world’s population. – Express your point of view.

Abusi
Abusi
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1 year ago

This is so unfortunate. A lot of people die yearly as a result of bad health. This is mostly caused by not feeding well or contamination of food. We should really take out Health as priority this year.

jdpumping
Member
1 year ago

Imaging the amount of people gying yearly because of diet this is alarming especially here in Nigeria that we eat mostly starchy foods that end up accumulating fats for us,all this makes food diet impossible.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 year ago

It is generally agreed that issues relating to food are the root cause of a significant number of the most pressing health concerns in the world today.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
1 year ago

It has been estimated that bad diets are responsible for more deaths annually than tobacco smoking due to the fact that it has been documented that poor diets cause a lot of deaths annually.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
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1 year ago

It is generally agreed that the most significant barrier to maintaining healthy diets is a lack of consistent access to economically viable and nourishing food options.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 year ago

The European Union convened a summit on global food security in order to hasten the implementation of measures to combat global food insecurity and investigate the possibilities for scaling up novel solutions as well as replacing existing ones.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
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1 year ago

The consumption of improper foods can lead to malnutrition, which is one of the main causes of death and disability around the world.

Bola12
Bola12
Member
1 year ago

This is terrible. Many people die each year from poor health. Feeding poorly or contaminating food causes this. Health should be our priority this year.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
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1 year ago

Up until now, there hasn’t been enough money or resources invested in the infrastructure to help get nutrition solutions to a significant enough portion of the population.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
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1 year ago

Measures to combat global food insecurity and investigate the possibilities for scaling up novel solutions as well as replacing existing ones should be provided. The health of people really matters.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
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1 year ago

Doctors can now prescribe and order specific foods for their patients to ensure they have access to nutritious options once they return home from the hospital.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
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1 year ago

There is consensus that constant availability to economically viable and satisfying food sources is the biggest barrier to maintaining good diets.

Christiana
Christiana
Member
1 year ago

Global food insecurity must be addressed by scaling up new solutions and replacing old ones. Human health matters.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 year ago

A lot of people die yearly due to not eating good food. Diet food that will bring good health but lack of diet food will result to bad health the will damage the body and lead to diet. People need to start taking diet food for good health

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
Member
1 year ago

Poverty and ignorance is the most cause of this. A lot of people struggle to eat and majority eat what ever they can find which is why they have poor diets. People needs to watch what they eat in order to have a prolong life.

Last edited 1 year ago by Ultra0711
Tonerol10
Tonerol10
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1 year ago

11 million people die of poor diets yearly. This record of death due to poor diets. Africa have more record of poor diets due to poverty cause by bad government

DimOla
DimOla
Member
1 year ago

Lack of balanced diet around the world is truly the major factor that resulted in poor health state of most people. It is a good n news that technology has come to scale up nutritional solution for the world.

SarahDiv
Member
1 year ago

Lack of balanced diet is the major causes of death as stated in the article above. The food we eat are of medical value to our system. If we eat them in the right proportion, we are sure of staying healthy. With the use of technology scaling nutritional solution the world is sure of getting balance diet.

theApr
theApr
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1 year ago

Despite the fact that the majority of health insurance policies cover the cost of treating illnesses and diseases, they do not prevent illnesses by promoting a healthy diet and nutrition.

Remi1
Remi1
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1 year ago

It is important to take action against global food insecurity and look into the viability of scaling up both innovative and established solutions. People’s health is incredibly important.