Many readers know that I’m studying for a Master of Public Health.
A key focus of many of my subjects has been obesity, a massive global issue. The numbers of overweight people have more than doubled since 1980, and this trend is continuing. The World Health Organization estimates that the number of overweight people is expected to increase by 50% by the year 2015, and it is estimated that 51% of the population will be obese by 2030. This is scary stuff.
So then I thought maybe this was just the people who answered my survey – the fabulous people who follow me on twitter and facebook and LinkedIn and my friends. Until I found the American study, Welch’s Kitchen Table Report, which found almost the same results.