Forman Lecture: Barry Popkin on the growing global problem of junk food and sugary drinks

Efforts to improve global nutrition face serious headwinds from the growing marketing and consumption of processed foods and sugary beverages in developing countries, University of North Carolina Professor of Nutrition Barry M. Popkin told an audience at IFPRI Oct. 29. Delivering the 28th annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture, Popkin described the public health threats of this alarming “new face” of malnutrition—and explored promising policy solutions to combat the trend and improve diets.

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