We need to make healthy food the easy choice
Auckland has a plentiful, nutritious food supply – so why do we have so many children and adults overweight, and some poorly nourished?
Because unhealthy food is everywhere - convenient, heavily promoted and often cheaper than healthy food. Many Aucklanders are time poor, resource poor or have limited understanding of the links between poor diet and health.
We consume more fast food and sugary drinks, fewer home cooked meals, more snacks and we’re confused about what’s good and what’s bad to eat – with misleading messages in the media and from marketers about what’s ‘healthy.’