Now as never before, food can be used to measure differences between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, especially in terms of childhood and adolescence.
Worrying data are emerging on the average life expectancy of the younger generations; it is expected to fall for the first time if we do not intervene to control and reduce the numbers of people who are overweight or obese. Integrated action is therefore essential, focusing on children and adolescents, with families, schools and medical professionals actively providing information, education and practical advice for a healthy diet.