Obesity is a public health issue that’s more relevant than ever before. According to the World Health Organization, the percentage of obese adults worldwide has more than doubled since 1980. In 2008, approximately 500 million adults were obese—a number that’s projected to top 700 million by 2015.
For the United States, obesity is an issue that hits particularly close to home. In 2010, approximately 35% of adults and 17% of children qualified as obese. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the adult rate could hit 42% by 2030, putting Americans at an even higher risk of developing health problems like diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
Fortunately, eating better can go a long way in curbing these trends—and we think corn is a great place to start. It’s low-calorie, high-fiber, and full of B vitamins and antioxidants that can contribute to a healthy diet. We’re confident that our corn masa products can help inspire positive changes in the way people eat and live.