It is important for everyone to get his or her nutritional values everyday. Flood also claims that there have been seven schools in South Los Angeles packing foods on children’s backpacks on Fridays so the students would be able to eat during the weekends. The risk of hunger increasing drastically those children become food insecure so that their own parents are able to eat by the ends meet. Amy Satoh claims, “They’re aware maybe mommy isn’t eating that day.” There has been countless numbers of children being hungry because of the large population close to 10 million. The highest rate of children in food peril is in Los Angeles County, and with highest rate of food insecure that was reported was 83% in
After a survey conducted between 1977 and 1978 and 1994 to 1996, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture found that men and women daily energy intake had increased. With the growing popularity of fast food chains, it is easy to see the reason behind the excess calorie intake. When an individual can buy a filling food fast with $5, why go and buy groceries and cook? And also it could be that our society is becoming a fast pace world that there is no time to sit and enjoy a
As a country, we are spending over $190 billion a year treating these diseases, diseases that could be prevented by increasing exercise and decreasing calories. The scariest fact is that one in three children under 18 are overweight or obese, a rate that has tripled since 1960. The fact that the obesity rates are so high shows that as a society we accept this lifestyle. We need to be proactive as a country, and stop accepting this lifestyle and work towards a healthier society. If this continues we will have a new generation of people that don’t outlive their parents.
Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) causes 250,000 to 500,000 children to go blind each year (most of these children live in impoverished countries). This staggering statistic, along with the troubles surrounding anemic women, is being combated by a special strand of GMOs dubbed, “golden rice.” Golden rice is a food source fortified with iron and Vitamin A, and it has the potential to seriously reduce cases of anemia and blindness worldwide. Peter Sunday, a writer for Newsvision in Uganda, feels that while the development of golden rice leads “Under-Developed countries [to become] more dependent on other communities,” the world must not “neglect the advantages.” Sunday explains that because the large agricultural companies in the western hemisphere of the world are responsible for the development of golden rice and other GMOs, countries receiving the support will lose any feelings of independence. This is a rather stubborn and
In my opinion, I do believe the government is responsible for the people who can’t take care of themselves, but to an extent. I don’t think they’re doing a very good job about it, now. There should be a closer eye kept on the people who are on food stamps, or rely on WIC for help with their groceries. Laziness and lying contribute to a vast majority of the population on food stamps. And the truth is, most of the people filing for any type of governmental help are either to lazy, though capable, to work (because they know they can get free aid), or lie about things such as monthly income, or the number of family members they support, ect.
Kyle Close English 100 Professor Potratz 4, December, 2013 Poverty and Starvation In the united states there are about 4.6 million people on food stamps that are unemployed and go threw a day to day fight and struggle to stay alive and provide food for their family. Ever since the 1980s America has slowly see the decline of the middle class. Americas economy is getting better but is still not good. Parents go through a daily fight and struggle to keep food in their family's stomachs, keep them healthy, and trying to find a job to provide for their family. Food stamps used to be able to help people but it seems today they are causing more of a problem.
Millions of Americans earning low wages struggle to put food on the table and make ends meet (2012). We need to create good jobs for everyone who can work, provide adequate work supports, and offer incentives so low-income workers are able to save and build wealth (2012). In a low-income budget, food is often the most flexible item. Rent, transportation, childcare, utilities—these are fixed expenses (2012). So food is one place a struggling family cuts corners (2012).
SNAP national participation in June 2012 rose to 46,670,373 people, an increase of 173,162 people from May 2012. The problem with this is that while there are some honest people out in the country, the majority of people I see abuse and fraud the system claiming that they need help as much as the next person. Food stamps aren’t around so people can have a field day at the grocery store any time they want. They are around for people who are having a hard time feeding their family! It is not those who like to cheat and take the easy way out of things.
These are hard working women who in fact, not only work overtime but are also an active supporter towards their kid’s education and extracurricular activities. These are not women who sit around all day at home doing nothing with their lives such as not working or not in school. There are also many co-ed families who receive food stamps and public assistance and single fathers but a single mother makes up majority of help from the government. Now, another concern is how is it harmful to our economy? According to The Heritage Foundation, “The food stamp program is old and fossilized.
Based on Census statistics the United States has a child poverty rate that is more than twice as high as many Europeans nations. The Poverty rate for children living in the U.S has increased to 22% in 2010. The poverty rate for U.S. adults is only 13.7 % today one out of every four American children is on food Stamps. Also 50 percent of all U.S children will be on food stamps at some point in their lives before they reach the age of 18. There are also 314 countries in the U.s where at least 30 % of the children are facing food insecurity.