Supermarkets’ Contributions to Obesity in America
The Dangers of Fast Food
Food Deserts: the Problem and the Solutions
Food Deserts and Rural America
Inconvenience Stores: Why Processed Food Will Kill You
Members of low-income households would not be likely to go there because they are not concerned with eating healthy foods
The supermarkets would be unable to compete with the fast food chains located in low-income areas
The convenience stores in the area would likely be put out of business because of increased competition with grocery stores
The health of low-income residents would be more likely to improve, as residents would have easier access to healthy food
There would be an increase in community spirit among members of low-income neighborhoods
A study completed in 2010 shows that the farther a low-income housing development is from a supermarket, the more likely residents of that development are to have a higher body mass index, which is linked to being overweight or obese.
On average, energy-dense “junk foods” cost $1.76 per 1000 calories, while low-energy, but nutrient-dense foods like fresh produce cost $18.16 per 1000 calories.
Access to healthy foods has become especially difficult for those living in the largely black and Latino neighborhoods of cities like Los Angeles, Memphis, Chicago, and Detroit. Some experts estimate that nearly 50% of Detroit’s 900,000 residents live in a food desert.
Research shows that Americans who live in Appalachia and the South are the least likely to be physically active in their leisure time. In many counties in that region, more than 29% of adults report getting no physical activity other than at their regular job.
In the United States, 34% of the current adult population is overweight, another 34% is obese, and an additional 5.7% is extremely obese. That means almost three quarters of the adults in the United States are heavier than they should be.
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