When: Sunday, March 11, 2012 12:00-2:00pm
Where: Pacific Unitarian Church, Shuder Library,
5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 map
Reforming our eating culture is critical to reforming health care. More than 60% of our healthcare dollars are used to treat chronic preventable or non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as diabetes type II and cardiovascular diseases. Neither current health reform nor voluntary food movements are enough to bend the cost curve. The major risk factor for these diseases is the typical American diet. This presentation covers the evolution of the our eating culture; current understanding of why people overeat; comparisons of the US to other countries Health Care indicators; and how profits have become more important than public health in the US. A model for change, based on the success in reducing tobacco smoking and its related diseases, will be offered for discussion.