Fruits, vegetables, unprocessed foods, organic, and lean meats are all expensive. When you don’t have much money to spend to feed yourself and your family, you are looking at ways to buy the most money for your dollar, not the healthiest foods for your dollar. Unfortunately a bag of carrots doesn’t look as appealing as a bag of chips, most children would rather eat chips as well, and when you can’t buy much food you don’t want to have your children waste any, so you’re going to buy something they will eat. Foods that are highly processed, foods that don’t expire quickly, and most foods that are bought in bulk for a low price, are poor choices of food, and these are the foods that will lead to unhealthy bodies. Sugars, starches, sodium, everything that is in a processed food, just helps fat accumulate on the body, and in the arteries.
Infants because of their dependence and need of care suffer from being left alone or with insufficient caregivers. They often go to bed hungry and wake up to little or no food resulting in health complications. Many of these children have mental disorders and delays due to lack of nutrition leaving them hurt for life. Proper nutrition and socialization is vital for proper development of infants and toddlers. Many families in the United States suffer from lack of job stability.
Poverty grows exponentially; the more people within a family the greater the chance of falling even further below the poverty line. Many of those that aren't education don't have the means to understand the practices of safe sex and many people who aren't able to take care of themselves are finding themselves with babies that they too cannot take care of. Second we need to help these poor countries by promoting a need for charity, a need for involvement from those that are better off, and a need for organizations that can support these people in need. Partnerships are so important in change and there are a lot of people out there than can financially provide these partnerships. Hold food drives, since so many of these people are starving and can't afford food.
Students are being fed unhealthy lunches at school cafeterias simply because it is cheaper to produce unhealthy processed foods so alternatives and healthier food go away. Unfortunately money takes precedence over the health of students; from the perspective of the school boards, it is much cheaper to have processed foods made for them by other companies instead of making healthier foods right in the schools. Also, processed and pre-made foods are cheaper than fresh homemade foods, which would also make healthier foods more expensive. Therefore, the logic said that if schools were to make the food healthier and as a result more expensive, in order to cover the costs the students would have to pay more. Unfortunately, student and parents rely on these lunches because they do not have the income to be able to afford either full-priced or homemade lunches.
With today’s economy being as it is, people have a hard time finding jobs, or a place to live; some people even struggle to keep food on the table for their families. Most people who live in bigger cities have a decent understanding of how many people are struck by extreme poverty. An individual could be walking down the street for fifteen minutes and see twenty, even thirty, homeless people. A lot of people in the United States might think that poverty is extremely bad in their country, but compared to countries such as Mexico, and just about any African country, the U.S.A. is in pretty good shape. In the A Raisin in the Sun, the Younger
The broken food system is an issue derived from the access to food; it is an uncanny crisis pertinent to 870million people (Oxfam 2012). Society’s endeavour to alleviate this crisis leads to an array of issues such as poverty, nutrition and environmental degradation. The existence of the broken food system is inextricably linked to a “wicked problem”, a cycle of insoluble problems that continually exists. The characteristic of a wicked problem has no absolute solution (Rittel & Webber 1973). A broken food system arises from the inability to purchase food due to poverty, "There is food on the shelves, but people are priced out of the market" (Lean 2008, p. 1).
Therefore, because people were so undernourished they had many diseases which became epidemics. Many people weren’t having enough vitamin c therefore resulting in them having scurvy, other diseases became epidemics; influenza, small pox and syphilis due to poor living conditions. Also, due to poor conditions the infant mortality rate was high and many children did not make it to their fifteenth birthday while life expectancy for adults was mid-thirties. Poor people died so young because their living conditions were terrible. They lived in their own filth and waste because there were no sewers or drainage to take it away, even when they threw it out of the house it would drain into the nearby rivers.
Those without transportation are subjected to shopping at convenience and corner stores. Residents with better access to supermarkets and reliable transportation are less likely to develop obesity and more likely to have a healthy diet. But, where healthy food is more costly, sugars and fats are inexpensive and abundant. Families that are low-income try to stretch the dollar by buying cheap foods that are filling. These foods are of low quality, and have been the leading cause of obesity.
Yatin Patel Noel English 101-132 December 2, 2010 The Future of America is Fat Childhood obesity is quickly becoming a major crisis for children across the nation and around the world. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Approximately 300,000 deaths a year in this country are currently associated with overweight and obesity” (“Satcher”). Also, statistics from the article show that, “Obesity incidences among American children have dangerously climbed from 5% in the 1980s to 15.3% in 2000” (“Fighting”). Schools are partly to blame for childhood obesity because of the high-fat, high-calorie, and sugary food they serve. We have a crisis on our hands with childhood obesity on the rise.
Wisconsin Food and Nutrition Assistance Ever since the United States went into recession, everyone has struggled through many different hardships in order to make ends meet. Whether it be their home has gone into foreclosure because they can no longer afford to live in their dream home, or they can no longer afford the healthy and nutritional foods their families are used to, or they may not even be able to afford health bills and utility bills anymore. No matter what the hardship each individual goes through, the government has been going through their own struggle to support programs to assist those with these needs (Horn). State caseloads for food stamps have been growing by the tens of thousands (Horn). A record high in May of 2011