Department Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, Milano
*Corresponding Author: Alessia Cavaliere, Department Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, Via Celoria, Milano.
Received: June 01, 2017; Published: July 25, 2017
Citation: Alessia Cavaliere. “Lights and Shadows of Food Label: Is it the Appropriate Tool for a more Healthy Diet?”. Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 1.3 (2018).
Trends in food consumption changed rapidly in the last decade. The increased demand for food with health-related attributes suggests that consumers give always more importance to what they eat. Nonetheless, the global and constant rise in diet-related diseases indicates that this increased interest in food-related issues is not sufficient to lead individuals towards more healthful diet choices. Indeed, over the last 20 years overweight and obesity rates have significantly increased. Obesity reached epidemic dimensions in many developed and developing countries and in 2015, 19.5% of the adult population was obese. OECD also predicts that obesity rates are projected to increase further by 2030 .
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