About 50 percent of children of school and preschool age in Russia are overweight. Experts from who came to the opinion that this problem is rapidly gaining momentum, and if you do not start to fight it now, then in a few years, childhood obesity will become the norm for Russians. What are the main reasons for weight gain in Russian children? They are exactly the same as the children of other countries: children are mostly sedentary, do not engage in exercise and often consume fast food.
The Situation is aggravated by the fact that in Russia, unlike the West, the problem is not solved by anyone – it is simply ignored. There are no special organizations promotion of refusal of fast food, or they do not work at the proper level. Doctors and nutritionists admit that only the appearance of promoting a healthy lifestyle is created in the country, but the problems of proper nutrition are not solved. Today Russia ranks 19th in the ranking of the most "obese" countries in the world.
Also, according to who, Russia is one of the countries consuming a large amount of milk fats and a relatively small amount of fruits and vegetables. Experts of the society "Truth about food" already made an official letter to the Government of the Russian Federation in order to pay attention to the problem of healthy eating in the country.