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LatAm, Caribbean with higher overweight levels than global estimate

Washington, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Latin America and the Caribbean has the highest healthy diet costs worldwide.

Between 2020 and 2021, the cost of a healthy diet increased by 5.3% in the region, which can be explained by rising food inflation driven by confinements, global supply chain disruptions, and human resource shortages.

According to Panorama 2023, the average cost of a healthy diet globally is US$3.66 per person per day.

Latin America and the Caribbean is the region with the highest healthy diet cost, reaching US$4.08 per day. It is followed by Asia, with US$3.90; Africa, with US$3.57; North America and Europe, with US$3.22; and Oceania, with US$3.20.

The Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2023 is a joint publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the World Food Program (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).