One may argue that healthcare is too expensive and that food stamps have been taken away from many people. It is also extremely difficult to get a well-paying job in order to pay for housing, healthcare, and food. The lack of healthcare, food stamps, and well-paying jobs can result in people turning towards crime because of issues such as mental health, physical health, and employment options. One reason that people turn to crime is because of the lack of healthcare. Even when healthcare is available to people, a large portion of them are not able to
One of the major obstacles regarding behavior change amongst the African American culture come as a result to the lack of resources that are provided within their disadvantaged neighborhoods (Cateret, 2010). These families lack the necessary tools to facilitate change, which then results into a cascade of unhealthy behaviors. Within these very local communities fast-food chains can be found on almost every corner. It is almost as if eating healthy is no longer an option. Due to the very low-income budgets, many of the African Americans within these communities are not exposed to healthy food options nor are they able to afford many of the prices.
It is recognised that nutrition and diet-related chronic diseases such as obesity follow a socio-economic gradient; the poor and poorly educated have worse diets and a greater prevalence of obesity. In general, individuals on low incomes are less likely to consume wholemeal bread and vegetables, but more likely to consume fat spreads and oils, non-diet soft drinks, pizza, processed meats and table sugar. Within the low income group, older children appear to have worse diets than younger children or adults as they consume less fruit and more energy dense
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).
In this Socratic seminar I believe that with all the points that have been given I believe that sweatshops make things worse for developing nations. many of these devolving nations want to get ahead sweatshops do provide jobs but the income is very low. As well these job conditions are very poor so these people actually could get worse because of their health in these sweatshops. With the little pay these workers get it 's mostly spent on food which after that leaves them broke or even sometimes not enough to even purchase food. Children with possible bright futures are dragged into the mess of sweatshops which leads them to a poor future and poor health.
In conclusion, there are many factors that add to Mississippi 's obesity rate. Mississippi maybe one of the poorest states, but they love others and they show their love through sharing food. The spend their time and money the best they can to fit what they have although more often than not it is in an unhealthy way. They are limited to what activities they can participate in due to climate factors, location factors, and money. Lastly, it is partially due to lack of education.
Two factors that contribute to health disparities among ethnic groups is the lack of access to fresh food and the infrequency of health care coverage within ethnic groups. Within the poorer communities where the populations are those of ethnicity they may not have the same access to grocery stores as those non-ethnic groups residing outside of the lower income regions. By not having access to grocery stores they do not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables and are forced to purchase foods that are processed since they have a longer shelf life. Processed foods in most cases are not as healthy as fresh foods and there is a tendency to purchase foods that are considered junk food or items that are unhealthy. These unhealthy food choices
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.
For example, food insecurity is considered a major social determinant of health. Food Insecurity occurs when people do not have access to adequate and nutritional foods necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle (Lombe et al, 2016). There is a direct relationship between one’s social economic status and the type of food they can afford. Households living below the poverty line lack the resources financially to afford healthier or organic food alternatives. What is more, they may not have the means of transportation to get to those supermarkets where healthier foods are sold.
Unlike Haitians, they are ranked as the poorest country in the world by a 77% of their habitants. It is devastating seeing their living environment, having to drink dirty water and having to eat out of the dumpster as a surviving source. To make matters worse, in numerous other countries to be able to get medical assistance they MUST have money to be assisted or just live until their the last breath. While living in the United States the Americans are still being supported by the government with federal Aid, if it is needed, like food stamps, Medicaid and cash assistance. Furthermore, Americans do not know how lucky they are for having the right to education.