Brief- Food Choices: Why We Eat What We Eat

Health and Systems for Health

In Kenya, overweight and obesity have increased by almost tenfold over the last six years (25% in 2008 to 33% in 2014) and are higher among urban dwellers compared to those in the rural areas. Noncommunicable diseases have also increased, now accounting for 27% of total ill health, a third of all deaths, and more than half of hospital bed
occupancy in the country.

The Photovoice activities that resulted in these photos and captions are a part of the research. Together with the other elements of the study, it is hoped to contribute new evidence on how to improve the consumption of healthy diets as a key strategy to overweight, obesity and related non-communicable diseases in Kenya.



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