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Costa Rican diet contains too much salt, Health Ministry says

The average Costa Rican adult consumes twice the recommended value of salt each day, according to the Health Ministry.

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese, according to a study released by the Ministry of Health. 

Both hunger and obesity increase in Latin America

Hunger and obesity are on the rise in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela, Argentina and Bolivia. In 2017, 39.3 million people were undernourished and 3.6 million were obese, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades

The Social Security System has launched a new campaign seeking to change Ticos’ eating habits in order to stem a tide of increasing obesity.

Costa Rica ranks healthiest country in Latin America

Health and happiness really do go together in Costa Rica. The country recently topped another list — this time, of the region's healthiest countries.

Agriculture Ministry surveys population’s consumption of fruits, vegetables, seafood

Agriculture Ministry officials this week began a nationwide survey on the population's consumption of vegetables, fish and seafood.

Costa Rican diet includes too much salt, processed food, experts say

A recent study found that one fast food kid's meal in Costa Rica had six times more sodium than the same meal from the same restaurant chain in the U.K.

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