A family of four on average gets $668 a month to spend on food. And the families get even more money if they have a disabled person in there house. Disability does not have an affect on you to eat more food it has an affect on you wear you can't work so I believe you should not get that much money. This problem will cause more people to become obese, more payment methods for drug use, and disincentive to work. These problems can be fixed by doing some things like restrictions, monitoring, and SNAP rules and regulations be revised.
So since they have low income they only thing they can do is go buy fast food. Arken and Houston also state more causes of obesity in the inner-city, “Obesity is determined by many factors (e.g inactivity, high-fat diet cultural preference)”(2).The culture the parents put their child in is basically by forced because of their living situation. With the low income it’s hard for the African American people to take their child to get health insurance, so they can’t receive advice from the medical establishment on how to prevent obesity. In, “Facing Up to Childhood Obesity” Phillips states the effects of inactivity in Great Britain. Arken and Houston do the same in Obesity in Inner-City African
IRWP Food stamps have been America’s first line of defense against hunger since 1977. The program has helped countless people put food on the table and get out of poverty. Especially because of the recent economic problems, many people struggle to support themselves, let alone feed themselves and their families. We should allow the food stamp program to continue because it ensures people will get the nutrition they need, helps people put food on the table, boosts local economies, and supports those who are on a low budget. In her article “Food Stamps Should Be Expanded”, Linda Bopp states “More than 25 million Americans, including at least 13 million children, are not able to meet the most fundamental of human needs.” How can 25 million people go without food when America is one of the wealthiest and developed nations in the world?
How can the average American be healthy when they can't afford healthy food and if they can how do they what is healthy . Informing people on their options is the only way to help combat this epidemic. 97.3 million Americans fall into this low income category. If not for food stamps many of these people would go hungry. With these limited resources families must be smart when shopping.
They say ever since she has wanted healthier food in schools they started serving foods that do not look edible and gross. Many programs are trying to make healthier school lunches because it is the main cause for child obesity. The school lunches are super unhealthy for the kids because they have a lot of sodium, fat, and sugar. Schools should cut down on all the sweets they give the children also because that cause a lot of health problems. One of the main things schools need to do is to stop adding so much salt on to the meals because salt is super unhealthy.
The government can give out meals for those families that are in dire need of food. Second way to reduce poverty is Health Care. Health care is important if someone is sick they cannot go seek medical attention because of the debt they would get from medical bills. More Americans lost health insurance between 2008 and 2009 than during any other year in the country’s
Is obesity today in America Caused by the Food Industry? Name and Age: Amanda Keller 17 years old Grade and School: High School Senior at Itineris Early College High School The essay Is the Food Industry the Problem or the Solution? by Dale Buss is about obesity in America today and whether the food industry is responsible for the high increase in obese Americans. If you ask this simple question, it is easy blame obesity on what we eat, but when you look deeper into the problem you will find that the food industry is spending millions searching for consumer’s solutions to prevent childhood obesity, but we are finding that the problem is ultimately caused by what we as parents or children decide to consume or choices of activity. A cause
WIC is significantly different than other hunger alleviation programs because it targets children. Many professional opinions against the WIC program allude to the fact that it is like any food program that people take advantage of and should be discontinued. However, the items able to be purchased are very limited, which allows for proper use of the program and its benefits, which many supporters point out. As of 2011, WIC has been running a budget surplus, due in large part to a decline in the price of milk- milk costs represent 20% of the WIC food cost
Every day, people, especially in the developed countries, waste almost as much food as the entire food production of sub-Saharan Africa. “The implication of this massive food waste for food security and sustainability is huge. If we reduce food loss and waste, we have more food available without the need to produce more and putting less pressure on natural resources.” (DeCapua). Food waste by people doesn’t only cause economies billions of dollars but degrades natural resources and impacts climate change. If people made more conscious personal choices- even as little as eating their whole meal, they would help out others in the process but also in turn help out the
I agree with Warner in saying that we need a cultural change health habits.We live in society where a high percentage of our youth is obese and before they turn eighteen they have health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure.The parents are the one to blame, i totally understand some parents don't have the time,resources, or money,but their are ways they can decrease their children health risk. There are a number of things i see in our culture that encourage "bad" health habits.individuals skipping breakfast in the morning is one example, not eating breakfast effects metabolism and your ability to concentrate due to the fact your body has limited energy.Not brushing your teeth before you go to bed is another bad health habit,many people don't know that no brushing your teeth at night can rotten your teeth and it may cause you to have gum disease later on in life.Another bad habit that i see in our culture is individuals not eating a few a hours prior to drinking alcohol, this may lead to excessive throwing up,diarrhea,dehydration and alcohol poison. Sleeping late is major bad habit in our culture, it can cause you become sick or effect your ability to remember and think. There are a number of things i see in our culture that encourage "good" health habits.Mediation is one, mediation can lower your blood pressure,stress level, and decrease your chance of having a stroke or heart attack.Drinking water is another good habit that flushes toxins out the body and decrease your chance of getting acne or pimples. Natural food is always a good health habit that gives you more nutrients and fiber unlike regular food.