The absence of supermarkets causes crisis in America to many people, because then they can’t access healthy affordable food, only fast food, leading to obesity (Food Desert Statistics). Food deserts cause obesity specifically in poor communities of African Americans and Latinos. The government needs resolve the obesity epidemic caused by food deserts. In order to decrease the obesity rate in areas that lack supermarkets and have surplus of fast food restaurants, laws need to be put in place to deter fast food restaurants, educate people about eating healthy and make accessing healthy foods easier.
Reason one people tend to ban sonda and drinks because they say that that's how people gain weight and how people can be obese and they tend to blame the junk food. But what others don't realize is that they may be that person can carry what they call “obesity genes’ meaning that other people in their family can be on the thicker side. So they just blame it on junk food because they don't want do some research on that person and that is not the right
I enjoyed the topic of the Annotation 1 worksheet, because I personally disagreed with the stance of the author. The Article argues that disallowing welfare users to spend their food stamp money on sugary drinks would allow users to lead healthier lives, but I do not think that the situation is that black and white. According to the article, “They would still receive every penny of support they now get, meaning they would have as much, if not more, to spend on nutritious food” (Farley). I believe that health can be a social construct, and what might be healthy to one person might not be healthy to another, and banning sugary drinks, does not mean that welfare users will go further in the act and make healthier decisions about everything purchased.
Much of the world struggles to barely get enough nutrients to maintain their health. The North Korean government puts its population at higher risks for diseases that are easily treatable with nutrients from food. It’s simple. Malnutrition suppresses the functions of one’s immune system. While the ordinary population suffers with food shortage, the ones in power are most likely eating whatever they want whenever they want.
He also believes that lunchables overall impact on the masses as “anything but a positive contribution to people's lives.” (Moss 269) Studies show otherwise and directly link junk foods to the obesity and hypertension crisis in America. The significance in this is that people are suffering because of the decisions of the few in power and the people in power do not care, resulting in only more exploitation of the vulnerable and furthering the imbalance of power between the rich and the
For instance, a main argument for locavores is that when produce is shipped to different areas it loses most of its nutritional value gained from the soil it was grown in. In source A and B, nutrition is stated as a serious issue that continues to be dismissed and not taken into consideration in terms of the long lasting effects on the public. However, in source B, nutrition is confronted as a minuscule factor because the majority of the people with access to readily available produce are not malnourished. In fact, the growing rate of obesity constantly rises, proving that the statement indicating we are a malnourished society is wrong.
Due to the fact that one would rather donate a penny rather than any other coin, or dollar bill, abolishing the penny would induce issues to those raising for charity. “Pennies might be a little bulky, but they add up-moreover, because they are worth so little, people don’t matter donating them”, (Save the Penny-Save the Day!, source 4) Pennies are so easily found, which is why people don’t mind giving any away. “Bottom line: if the United States eliminates the penny, charities will suffer because people will pay more at the store and feel they have less to give those in need”, (Save the Penny-Save the Day!, source 4). In conclusion, the penny should be preserved for the three reasons stated in this essay. The penny, despite being deemed futile, has an important part in what formed the United States’ economy.
At least in the short run, no strategy can be as effective as that of placing financial incentives on such donations. Generally speaking, placing financial incentives on organ donations could have two implications, one direct and one indirect. As a direct implication, financial incentives would diminish the organ shortage, as this would lead to more people being willing to donate their organs. As an indirect implication, this would shrink the black market for organs in a twofold way : on one side it would decrease its demand and on the other it would give people willing selling to sell their organs a legal, safer and a morally more acceptable
Eating a certain food may be synonymous to living in poverty, or it may be a sign of a fine diner. There is an idea in American society that unhealthy food will usually taste much better than a healthy counterpart. Wilson touches on this principle, asserting that “nutritionists use the word ‘palatable’ to describe foods high in sugar, salt…” (B. Wilson xxii). Because of this notion of unhealthy favorability, the taste of a food that is known to possess one of the damaging traits described by Wilson will be subconsciously marked higher by many people. The socioeconomic status of a food is another value determined by society that affects a person’s preconceived notions of food.
Increased malnutrition is caused by poor diversification of diets such as relying too much on starchy staples. Thus, the consumption of a variety of foods is important for positive health. Malnutrition can be reduced by the consumption of diets having animal sources, vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables as well as nutrient-rich legumes (Arimond and Ruel, 2004; Thompson and Amoroso, 2011). According to the FAO, IFAD and WFP, (2015) about 800 million people do not have sufficient access to calories. A low intake of vitamins and minerals causes about 2 billion people all over the world to suffer from micronutrient malnutrition (IFPRI, 2014).