- Diet paterns — both, levels of consumption and composition — increase the “triple burden” of undernourishment, over-nourishment and malnutrition on peoples' health, mostly in developing countries.
| Related Megatrends: Consumerism; Geopower
- Malnutrition will affect over 50% of the global population by 2030, unless urgent action is taken to improve access to high-quality food. | Related Megatrends: Inequalities; Natural resources
- One in three European children are overweight due to high-calorie diets and sedentary lifestyles. Some 2.8 million deaths per year are associated with obesity, and conditions related to obesity absorb 7% of the EU's national health budgets.
- Globally, the absolute number of undernourished people has been on the rise since 2014, reaching an estimated 821 million people (some 11% of the population) in 2017, with significant anemia, development and other health consequences.
| Related Megatrends: Inequalities; Climate and environment; Migration; Security
This third progress report presents highlights of operational developments in the European Union’s (EU) external assistance concerned with nutrition and provides updates on progress towards its...