Why good nutrition is important

by Center for Science in the Public Interest

Source: UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
Woman shopping for vegetables. Photo: UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

Unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are leading causes of death in the U.S.  Unhealthy diet contributes to approximately 678,000 deaths each year in the U.S., due to nutrition- and obesity-related diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.