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Egypt: Egypt's Food Challenge - a Good Effort but Not Enough

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Cairo — "Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well," says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East. Diaz's research focuses on dietary patterns and ethnic-associated risk factors for metabolic syndrome.

"While traditionally a country known for its lavish and welcoming food patterns, the quality of eating has been compromised," she tells IPS.

Her findings are echoed by Oliver Petrovic, Chief of Health and Nutrition at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Egypt: "Unhealthy foods such as sugary biscuits, candy, chips and cakes, make up one-third of the foods

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