Many United Staters are aware of the obesity epidemic that is sweeping our nation. According to the NCHS Data Brief, between the years of 2011-2014, 36% of adults and 17% of children were obese. Percentages that include those overweight are almost double of the above percentages. And while common sense might dictate that we make healthier choices in eating, rates of obesity continue to climb.
In my waking life, I observe various reasons why this occurs. First off, fast food and processed fare, whether Twinkies or hot dogs, are cheaper. Our economy ails, and many people cannot afford to feed themselves healthy food. And if someone is used to eating cheaper, unhealthy foods… certainly a sense of taste is developed, wherein that person enjoys that food.
Of course, obesity does not only affect the poor. Plenty of people who can afford healthier food, choose not to eat it. I suppose this…
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