Why more poor people are fat

Just go to Walmart, and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Research says Social Class has a huge effect on diet and pressures.

For example, overweight teenagers from a middle class family are more likely to be considered lazy and unable to control cravings, but they worry more about the future than anything. The pressure for middle class teens is that they need to at least be healthy enough to go to college and fulfill their potential.

On the other hand, poor teens must worry about the here-and-now. There are still constant survival pressures, in order to just-get-by, and therefore meeting these needs takes precedence over any sort of diet-control.

It’s hard enough worrying about paying rent for the next month…

Even if healthy food was more readily available, do you think poor people have the time to think about changing habits?

What do you think?

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