Regional food systems 1
I work in Scotland as a nutritionist with the NHS and part of our work involves giving small lectures and demonstrations on the importance of healthy eating and diversified diets. The clients I work with suffer from obesity, heart disease, diabetes and various deficiencies caused by poor diet.
I used the article about the Let’s Go Local campaign to encourage my patients to make changes in their diets. Of course, Pohnpei Island is very far removed from the areas where I work but the health problems caused by a poor diet and relying on processed foods are the same.
The shift the campaign has made from imported foods to relying on what is available and produced locally is very positive and is the way forward for the diets of the future.