However, that’s not the end of the story. You’d think I was blaming underprivileged Americans for their obesity. Well, it’s not all their fault.
One reason is simple survival economics. You can buy more calories with one dollar.
Sodas, cookies, candy, chips, etc. Cheap. But try buying some fruit, vegetables, etc. Cheapness is not happening. Healthy food that requires little to no human involvement to make a meal is too expensive. You can go to KFC and get a $10 bucket of chicken flavored grease to feed your family, but you could only get three pieces of sushi with that money. Go figure.
A lot of this also is due to lack of proper nutritional education. Besides, have you seen what poo-trition they serve kids in lower income area schools? Actually, in middle class schools, too.
This isn’t to say that people shouldn’t take more responsibility for their own health. I’m just saying it can’t be easy when no one gives a shit about you. Or if you’re working two or three jobs, and don’t have the time, energy or knowledge to exercise and eat healthily. Particularly if every place to eat in your neighborhood sells grease flavored cheetoh-fried hot wings.