Health and Nutrition
Kansas citizens want reliable research based information about their food supply. Busy families want to prepare quick, easy, nutritious meals. Poor dietary choices and lack of physical activity have been linked to many health conditions - including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, certain cancers, respiratory disorders, joint problems and osteoporosis, as well as psychosocial problems.
Obesity is a major cause of preventable disability and death in the United States. Many experts believe the current generation of children will have shorter life spans than their parents because of inactivity and poor diet choices.