1 Fry, 2 Fry, Big Mac, Lots of Fat
Michelle Obama, the First Lady, said at one time "We all grew up in communities with grandmothers who cooked two, three vegetables that you had to eat. There was no ifs, ands or buts about it. But that's because many of our grandparents, they had community gardens; there was the vegetable man that came around, there were many other resources that allowed them to have access. So it's not that people don't know or don't want to do the right thing; they just have to have access to the right foods that they know will make their families healthier." If people were given the opportunity and resources to be healthy then most people would maintain a healthy lifestyle. Not enough access to healthy food is being provided which is putting the health of Americans at risk. As a way to resolve this issue people need to be informed of ways to eat healthier while maintaining a low budget. In Philadelphia, 5 schools replaced unhealthy foods and drinks that were being provided with healthier options. They also offered rewards for those who decided to make smart food choices, for example, a child could choose carrot sticks over fries and be rewarded in some way. According to an article by The Associated Press on the experiment, "The good news was that the number of children who got fat during the study period was half the number of students who got fat in schools that didn't make these efforts"(Press, The Associated). Due to what the quote states, the conclusion can be made that given the choice, half of the population would choose to eat better and become healthier. Most children and adults want to have good health, but they can't receive the kind of food that is necessary to live a healthy life. If more schools and other public places made the effort to replace "junk" food with healthy food then a change in America's overall health would see a great and positive change. ...
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