Gov’t releases new healthy eating guidelines

Gov’t releases new healthy eating guidelines


The Korean government has rolled up its sleeves
to make sure citizens are eating right. Just a day after declaring a ‘war on sugar
to fight growing diabetes,… it has released new guidelines of eating right in general.
They call for more fruits and vegetables in our diets, and a limited amount of salt, sugar
and saturated fats. Park Jong-hong with more on this.
The new guidelines aim to help people strike a balance in what they eat.
In drawing up the healthy eating blueprint, food-related ministries led by the Ministry
of Health and Welfare took into account nutritional intake, healthy dietary habits, Koreans’ average
diet and food safety. In a nutshell, they advise people to eat less
sodium, sugar and fat while having a variety of foods like grains, fruits, vegetables and
so on. What’s notable is that the guidelines advise
people against skipping breakfast. That trend is prevalent these days due to
the increase in single-person and dual-income households.
The changing demographic is seen to have led to more people forgoing the most important
meal of the day. The health ministry said it will work with
related agencies to draw up practical strategies so that having a balanced diet does not end
up being easier said than done. Park Jong-hong, Arirang News.