Children who grow up in families with a wrong food culture, are certainly much more likely to be obese. This is something that we have to deal with. The task is not for it to decline, the task is for it not to grow. That is how big the problem is today. Because it further leads to endocrine pathologies, pathologies of the digestive tract — Anna Popova, Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing – Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation.
We have developed and are implementing the federal project “Strengthening Public Health”, and I must say that the main task of this project in the context of nutrition is ... to reduce the increase in the number of people suffering from obesity. We are not talking now about cutting it down, we are talking about stopping its growth. At the moment, this increase is a little over 3%, if I'm not mistaken, which, I must say, is less than the increase that was generally expected. This suggests that the measures that are being implemented today are having a serious effect — Oleg Salagay, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation.
Of course, the problems are associated with digitalization. Among the child population, it causes such problems as overweight and obesity. Up to 10% of children are faced with such a problem. And of course, another reason here is also excessive consumption of sugar and salt — Alexander Tarasenko, Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus.