It’s not just about what poor people eat that makes them more prone to overeating and obseity, according to this article from Salon (The anxiety of appetite). It’s why they eat.
“When food stamps run out, or the kids’ medical expenses take precedence, or the local food bank shuts down or runs out of food, you’re not going to eat a lot. And when food becomes available again, you binge.”
In their efforts to help the poor eat healthy foods, says the author, those who are trying to help run the risk of failing and creating a new form of progressive discrimination against the poor and overweight.
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