A Global Value Chains Approach to Food, Healthy Diets, and Childhood Obesity

A Global Value Chains Approach to Food, Healthy Diets, and Childhood Obesity
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Gary Gereffi | Michelle Christian

A challenge associated with the nutrition transition in developing countries (i.e.,simultaneous presence of over-nutrition and under-nutrition, both being most prevalent in the poorest population segments) is the integration of their markets into the global economy. This integration determined rapid and strong changes in the production and trade of agricultural goods in the developing countries as well as growing foreign direct investments in food processing and retailing, and the expansion of food advertisements with obvious implications for dietary patterns and the risk of obesity.

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