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04/03/23 NOS Stories: 80 percent of all the food found in the supermarket is unhealthy

4 March 2023

Overweight and diabetes have become serious health problems in the last 40 years. Several factors contribute to this, including your genes, but also your living environment. For example, 80 percent of all the food found in the supermarket is unhealthy, which will contribute to the development of overweight. Joreintje Mackenbach is researcher in the Supreme Nudge project, which aims to make supermarket environments healthier. In an interview with NOS Stories, a Dutch news channel, Mackenbach talks about the importance of this.*

*Interview in Dutch

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