Skip to comments.Many low-income Americans can't afford to eat healthy foods(Spinach Barf Alert)
Posted on 11/22/2007 11:21:14 AM PST by kik5150
In this land and season of plenty, low-income and rural Americans continue to have difficulty finding healthy foods that are affordable, a new study finds.
One study shows that low-income Americans now would have to spend up to 70 percent of their food budget on fruits and vegetables to meet new national dietary guidelines for healthy eating.
And a second study found that in rural areas, convenience stores far outnumber supermarkets and grocery stores -- even though the latter carry a much wider choice of affordable, healthy foods.
"I think it's a matter of raising awareness among health professionals -- and that could be dieticians or diabetes educators or even doctors -- that when we typically give people a recommendation to eat more fruits and vegetables, that is actually so much more complicated in a rural environment," said Angela Liese, study author of the second report and an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
"There needs to be some thought given to how do you make these recommendations," Liese said.
Both studies appear in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, a themed issue on poverty and human development.
New dietary guidelines recommend that Americans eat nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day, up from five servings in the previous guidelines.
Despite clear evidence that eating your vegetables can ward off heart disease, diabetes and cancer, only 40 percent of Americans meet the old guidelines and less than 10 percent meet the new guidelines, according to one 2006 study.
People with more money eat more fruits and vegetables than those with less money, research shows. In turn, poorer people also assume a greater disease burden relative to their wealthier counterparts.
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Oh, BS! Go to the grocery store and look at the prices on canned veggies. They’re practically giving that stuff away. Poor people live on cigarettes and junk food. I love drive-through burgers as much as anybody (Whoppers Rule!) but you have to eat your veggies, too.
Obviously, the government needs to distribute all our food so we can eat the right things. They just want to help us.
Ohhhhhhhhh, I forget, we already do that!
The answer is "Many low-income Americans (and illegal aliens) don't WANT to eat healthy food!
Let’s see...how much do beans, some ham bones and a can or bundle of fresh greens cost?
Study says to eat more and another study says were already too fat.
Rural Americans used to have G A R D E N S.
Preposterous lying propaganda for more welfare. Fruits, veggies, and other healthy food is cheap and availiable in supermarkets, even in McDonalds. Subway and Wendy’s have entire inexpensive healthy fast food product lines.
Professional welfare parasites prefer 44 ounce malt beer, candy, chips, Whoppers, french fries, and fried chicken.
Only under Marxism-Rodhamism will the poor be given the healthy foods that we know they crave. Then will hunger and obesity be simultaneously vanquished, along with evil free will and harmful individual choice. All hail Marx and Rodham!
Was at my brothers place and his canned goods, frozen crop and salted crops would make mylocal grocery store look empty. Gave me 45 lbs of sauerkraught ‘cause he didn’t have room for it. Think I’ll give 1/2 to my boss because he’s so full of shit.
One square yard of ground and you can grow enough lettuce to choke a goat.
It’s a freakin weed already!!
Yet another “You can’t be too thin or too rich” advocate for the poor and downtrodden.
HAHAHA! I get bulk oatmeal for $.49 a pound. Lasts a long time.
>>People with more money eat more fruits and vegetables than those with less money, research shows.<<
I think there is a correlation. Those with more money are also either smarter, more conscientious about their health, or more well educated.
Education is free.
A ham hock + lima beans = Real good eats!!
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