It is possible to say that, in a short period of time, the population has undergone nutritional transition phenomena thanks to public policies - such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2015) - to end hunger, achieve food security and Improvement of nutrition by 2030.
Among the countries that signed the agreement, Brazil shocked the world, reducing the number of undernourished people by 82.1% through the period of 2002 to 2014.
Despite this achievement, the concern was on another level: more than half of the population came to be classified as overweight and obese.
Data from the Family Budget Survey (2009) show the nutritional transition since the 70's:
Now the emphasis is on the fight against overweight and obesity, concomitant with the improvement of food quality - the most important, in my point of view.
As well as classification through BMI has been questioned, beauty standards also and, with all this, a great discussion that expands knowledge about thinness, overweight and obesity and their respective categorizations in health and disease.
As we have already mentioned in this blog, it is not only a question of entucharizing food in the mouths of the people, but promoting access to quality free trade fairs, reducing the ultra-processed and processed of our dispensations - starting with the basic products, and keeping green and safe spaces for outdoor activities
IBGE. Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares 2008-2009: Brasil: Ibge, 2010. Color. Disponível em: <http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/presidencia/noticias/imprensa/ppts/0000000108.pdf>. Acesso em: 13 ago. 2017.
Portal Planalto (Org.). Fome cai 82% em 12 anos no Brasil, afirma ONU. 2015. Disponível em: <http://www2.planalto.gov.br/noticias/2015/05/fome-cai-82-em-12-anos-no-Brasil-afirma-onu>. Acesso em: 13 ago. 2017.