A new Unicef report says diets that rely on cheap and ultra-processed foods like instant noodles are leading to a malnutrition crisis among the world’s underprivileged children. Photo: EPA

How diets full of ultra-processed foods are causing a malnutrition crisis among poor children

  • Unicef report finds half of world’s children under five suffers from hidden hunger caused by eating cheap, filling food that lacks essential nutrients
  • Many poor city children have either no healthy food options or an abundance of high-calorie, low-nutrient processed foods
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A new Unicef report says diets that rely on cheap and ultra-processed foods like instant noodles are leading to a malnutrition crisis among the world’s underprivileged children. Photo: EPA
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Take a moment the next time you grab that “healthy” item off the grocery store shelf. Photo: Alamy

Healthy food packaging tricks: five methods companies use to make you think food is good for you

  • From print colour to bottle shape, there are many packaging ploys designed to make you think you’re making a healthy choice
  • While design techniques are often used fairly to communicate the presence of a more healthy product, they can also be misleading
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Take a moment the next time you grab that “healthy” item off the grocery store shelf. Photo: Alamy
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