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Study Shows More Iowans Go Hungry (Yet More Obese: Huh?)
KWWL-TV, Waterloo Iowa ^ | 7/20/2007

Posted on 07/20/2007 11:50:57 PM PDT by hawkeye101

Study Shows More Iowans Go Hungry

A new study shows more Iowans are going hungry.

The study by Drake University found that more than one of every ten households are reporting limited or recurrent lack of access to nutritional and safe food. It also connects a lack of healthy food options to obesity in low-income households.

The 2007 Hunger in Iowa Report indicates that more Iowans are skipping meals or eating cheaper and less healthy food because of their inability to get nutritional food in a social acceptable way.

Other reports were released in 2001 and 2003.

The reports are by Susan Roberts, who has a law degree from Drake specializing in food and agricultural law.

She says every report shows there is hunger in Iowa, and that it's getting worse, even though nationally it's the opposite.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: hungry; iowans; obese
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To: Ditter

LOL! It’s a vicious place. You should see the Amish out here, wrestling starving children to the ground for an ear of corn.


41 posted on 07/23/2007 8:16:08 AM PDT by radiohead
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To: Sherman Logan
Starches are generally the cheapest foods. You can pick up 50 lbs. of rice for about $12 and 50 lbs. of beans for $20 at the local Costco.

Q. Why do you not see poor people at Costco?

A. Poor people never have the extra $50.00 that it takes to join the first time you shop there. That is how they filter out the riff-raff.

42 posted on 07/23/2007 8:20:50 AM PDT by webheart
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To: webheart

Until quite recently the fee was $35, but I must admit the clientele is a little more upscale than what you see at Walmart.


43 posted on 07/23/2007 9:29:39 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.)
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To: hawkeye101

Since when did “hunger” get redefined as “limited or recurrent lack of access to nutritional and safe food”?


44 posted on 07/23/2007 9:37:52 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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