Unhealthy foods in Thailand creating new nutritional challenges

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Rajata Rajatanavin Minister for Public Health of the Kingdom of Thailand. General Debate, Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), FAO Headquarters (Plenary Hall). ©FAO/©Alessandra Benedetti

An increased consumption of unhealthy foods in Thailand has created new nutritional challenges for the newly industrialized country, according to its Minister of Public Health.

Thai people are now consuming foods high in sugar, fat and salt because of a change in food systems and lifestyles.

Obesity is on the rise as well as non-communicable diseases like heart disease, strike and cancer.

Professor Rajata Rajatanavin spoke to Stephanie Coutrix and began by explaining the challenge presented by Thailand's ageing population.

Duration: 2'35''

 

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