Consuming a healthy diet throughout a person’s life helps prevent malnutrition in all its forms as well as a range of diet-related noncommunicable diseases and conditions. But the increased consumption of processed food, rapid urbanization and changing lifestyles have led to a shift in dietary patterns. People are now consuming more foods high in energy, fats and free sugars or salt/sodium, and many do not eat enough fibre-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
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