Growing up in a town that is heavily populated with low income families, I felt like I had seen most of the struggles first hand not knowing all the issues behind and kept inside the homes of each family. I feel like it is a major issue in America and not enough is being done to help stop it. Food availability is something that goes at the top of the chain. If food is not available then hunger sets in, which results in not getting adequate nutrition. Even though that is a simple chain it causes a tremendous amount of health issues for many
Many obese people suffer from heart disease, diabetes and many other things. The sad part about this is that not only adults but children are overweight. McDonald is unhealthy food for kids, which has low nutrients and a lot of fat. This is a society issue to represent fast food. A vending machine for example is fast food which is bad for health.
Lisa Miller states in her article ”Divided We Eat”, “As the distance between rich and poor continues to grow, the freshest, most nutritious foods have become luxury goods that only some can afford.” (Miller 190). As a consequence, rich people only would have access to healthy food. In America, millions of people are in poverty; suffering from food shortage because prices of food have twice more than in other places making families struggle in order to get healthy
For Emily and so many others, this battle started with money. She started gaining weight when her family started buying cheaper foods. The seemingly positive side of processed foods is not so positive; it sabotages people everywhere and ultimately leads in a fate of being overweight and attaining diseases related to poor
Contributing factors are the education level of the residents, the large number of families living below the poverty level, and the lack of safe indoor and outdoor areas for exercise. Poor air quality and gang related activities hinder outdoor use of the many parks and bicycle trails and indoor programs that are available cost money that most families cannot afford. Fast food is cheap and has become a mainstay for meals as the Hispanic community acculturates into American society. This leaves a diet that consists of high fat, high simple carbohydrates, and high in salt, the trifecta for heart
The Fast Food industry has been a hot button topic especially of late. Berry goes on to talk about the problem of our need for convenience and the role that plays with the farmers. By growing more depended on prepared items the consumer loses track of how the food made it to their plates. Not knowing the tedious and painstaking work that goes into farming, the consumer does not fully appreciate what it took to get that food there Berry suggests. Berry also mentions with most of the food process being automated and commercialized the food products of the day are missing the care and love of the farmers as well as a attention to the detail.
Supermarkets’ buying power creates a ‘zero-sum’ effect, where not everyone benefits. (Wrong, cited in Allen, 2009, p70) It has a large impact on poorer countries as workers are indirectly forced to work in poor conditions. The selling power of the big supermarkets has a large impact on smaller retailers and businesses which often have to close, leaving high streets and town centres
A. Poor people tend to eat junk food more because that’s all they can afford. B. Government has no right to regulate a person’s food choices. C. Increased tax would slowly decrease consumption and that will have a negative effect on employment in fast food establishments.
The following are all related to each other in one way or another. Poverty the condition of having little or no money and where people’s basic needs for food, clothing ,and health care to support minimal level of physical health is a serious issue in this country. Hunger, the lack of food and also defined as a painful sensation or state of weakness and a feeling or desire to eat food, or the security of food is another problem. And last homelessness, a person’s lack of permanent housing, have become a problem for many people as we are still in a recession. To live below the poverty line means to not have an acceptable standard of living.