Food is essential for every human being to obtain energy. Deficiency of food was once a major issue, but after the World War Two, technological development in the production of food directed a new period that was characterized by an excess of low-priced food, and comparatively reduced physical activity.
Foods cooked at home have generally high nutritional value and low calorie content, while convenience foods like processed and packed foods are higher in calories that increase the average caloric intake of a person. Due to this reason, processed foods play a major role in causing obesity and diabetes.
Maya Adam, MD, a lecturer at Stanford School of Medicine and in Stanford University’s human biology program, is waging a campaign against childhood obesity; one of the most challenging and serious public health crisis of today. She is leading the movement via education and awareness programs.