Nutrition habits in China changing, obesity on rise

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Girl working in a rice field near Chengdu, Sichuan. UN Photo/John Isaac

Obesity is on the rise in China because nutrition habits in the country are changing, according to a senior UN Food Agency Officer.

Warren Lee, Senior Nutrition Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says people earning more, so they are eating more and exercising less.

According to FAO's 2014 State of Food Insecurity in the World report, China has reduced the number of undernourished by 138 million since 2012.

Now that people can afford more food, Mr Lee tells Stephanie Coutrix, they are not making the right choices.

Duration: 3'27''

 

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