From: "Msafiri F. Kweba" <>


I have subscribing to your newsletter for almost a year now. I have not seen

many articles from Africa. ??is it because the problems in Africa are different

from the industrialized world......


Please no offence meant.....


Msafiri Kweba

Ministry of Health and Social Services

Oshakati 9000


Tel: +264-6751-20897 / 20761 / 20211 ext. 2232 (W)

+264-6751-20024 (Res.)

Fax: +264-6751-21082 (W)





>...ISMNT News #21 deals with the frustrating experience that despite strong

recomendations only 1% of children and teens follow in the US eating

patterns considered being useful for preventing chronic diseases. It appears

that in Germany the situation might be slightly better. A recent survey

(DAK) showed that 78% of children take a traditional type of snack to

school. Nonetheless every sixth child is obese. Is the suggestion to improve

nutrition education among children realistic or should more efforts be made

to develop drugs for treating selectively processes associated with

overweight? Should ISMNT go in the direction of pharmacotherapy?