Healthy Food Case Study

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Healthy Eating: The Designer Brands of the Food World “A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools”- Spanish Proverb In America, the traditional household where one spouse- usually the wife- stays home to take care of the family needs is almost rare. America’s debt problem has increased annually and is rapidly approaching 18 trillion dollars and is still growing (Patton 1). Working long hours, school, after school activities and commuting is overwhelming as it is and trying to bring food to the table increases the stress. America’s main reason for healthy eating “expensive” is due to our definition of price and our method of defining it is comparing price to portion. Healthier foods tend to have a lower density than unhealthy foods, which is why it takes 30 cucumbers to accumulate 1,000 calories compared to one packet of 200g ginger nut biscuits (Healthy 1). There is a substantial correlation between household debt and health (Averett 201). In America, particularly among the low-income populations, there is a "limited financing to affordable…show more content…
There is a significant correlation between health and household debt. Individuals with less healthy lifestyles are more likely to hold debt (Averett 201). Those with financial hardship had to cut back on food expenditures. Fast food today in America is very inexpensive “you can look at a vegetable and say ‘you can get two hamburgers over here for the same amount of price’” (Food Inc.). She and other Americans are aware that fast food is unhealthy but “[we] do not have the time to cook, we leave at six and do not come home till nine or ten at night” (Food Inc.). Thus causing the reliance on more calorie dense foods, hence gaining weight. Following America’s debt toll, the amount of Americans who are unemployed are
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