Obesity is affecting many South Africans, especially adult women and preschool children. This is putting them at risk for chronic diseases, such as heart disease and strokes, diabetes and some cancers.
Some of the main reasons why people become overweight or obese are because they are:
• Eating large amounts of food (food portions);
• Eating high-energy foods that are high in sugar, fat and salt;
• Not eating a variety of food from the different food groups.
• Not engaging in regular physical activity
‘Eat Less – Choose Your Portion with Caution’