Obesity in America
Obesity in America seems to be on the rise all across the nation and with the convenience of a Mc Donald’s, Burger King, or some other fast food restaurant on about every corner it makes it harder to go home and prepare a healthy meal for yourself or your family.
Other reasons for Obesity in America is due to the government run food stamp program that millions of people around the world receive and depend on to fill their pantries, freezers, and refrigerators with.
The first food stamp program that begin on May 16, 1939 was designed to help those who had become unemployed due to the widespread unemployment conditions in that era of time.
The program ended after the spring of 1943 when unemployment was no longer existed. By reading the history of the food stamp program, it seemed too started out by helping those who really needed it in a desperate time of unemployment.
In today’s food stamp program along with other government programs like section 8 housing, or living in free or low rent apartment complexes the government awards women to stay at home and have a house load of babies and men to be lazy and not work.
The more dependent children that will be born into a household the amount of food stamps would be increased.
And today’s dependency on government subsidy like the food stamp program there is no incentivize to get out and find work thus enslaving participants to depend on a government hand out to stay at home, become inactive and become obese.
Below is some information found on Wikipedia.org about how obesity may be connected to the food stamp program.
A criticism of SNAP is that participants often have to compromise food choices for options higher in sugar, fat, and preservatives because healthy alternatives are not always affordable. SNAP participants consume less produce and healthy options and purchase at least 40% more sugar-sweetened beverages than any other consumer group. Maximilian Schmeiser, an economist with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, noted that each additional year of SNAP participation increases the BMI of women and men by 1.6 BMI points (2009). The Economics and Human Biology journal uses an example that an average American woman, 5 feet 4 inches tall, will be 5.8 pounds (2.6 kg) heavier if she is on SNAP than someone who is SNAP eligible, but not receiving food assistance. Another contributing factor to overweight and obesity issues in SNAP participants may be the lack of access participants have to healthy option because low-income areas are more often served with mini-marts that sell chips and soda as opposed to grocery stores that sell a more diverse variety of foods. A review of the evidence from a variety of disciplines reports that only for women using SNAP long term is there a consistent association between excess weight and food assistance. This same study also reports evidence that causality may also run the other direction, obesity can lead to poverty and thus eligibility for SNAP. Furthermore, other factors, for example disability or abuse, can lead to both obesity and low income.
Credit for the information above is given to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supplemental_Nutrition_Assistance_Program
History of the food stamp program.
Food Stamps and Obesity
The food stamp program has made millions of people dependent on government assistance but it’s the people who use them are the ones responsible for the food they buy and eat.
Other explanations for obesity in America could stem from the lack of diet and exercise, lack of will power, or could stem from addiction, depression, oppression or demonic possession.
Many people blame obesity on Bad genes or bad habits so check out all the website links below about bad genes or bad habits that may be a cause of obesity.
Stand straight up and look down and if you can't see your feet you may want to consider going on a diet before you become obese.
In closing childhood and adult obesity is apparently on the rise in America and figuring out a way to deal with obesity starts in the home around the kitchen table.