Inequalities in low-income areas correlation to malnutrition and obesity?

In many low-income areas, individuals are vulnerable to obesity and malnutrition. In low-income areas, individual makes a certain amount of money. Many people are aware that healthy meals are expensive and that it is much cheaper for families to have unhealthy meals or fast food. Especially in low-income areas many supermarkets are getting shut down making it more difficult for parents to go grocery shopping. When grocery stores begin to get shut down individuals will have to travel to other supermarkets, and for some, it might be tough. Some people don’t have cars thus having them rely on public transportation to get to these supermarkets. Even if individuals had access to this markets the quality of the healthy food isn’t the same as other markets located in wealthier areas. The produce in different location varies tremendously. In wealthier areas when walking down the aisle, the produce looks more appealing and much fresher. As in low-income areas when walking down the aisle, the food looks as if it was on the back of a trunk for two days before it was dropped off at the supermarket and put out on shelves to be sold. The produce looks unappealing have people not want to buy it then they will buy replacements such as canned food. Can you imagine wanting to eat healthy but not being able to because of your socioeconomic class, do you think that fair?

 

Why Low-Income and Food Insecure People are Vulnerable to Obesity

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