Your have seen in in the newspapers and have heard it on news programs.
Obesity has become a major concern in the U.S.
- Many poor people cannot afford lean meats and other protein foods.
- Foods high in carbohydrates, such as pasta, are often less expensive and more filling.
- People with poor nutrition lack the energy to achieve proper exercise.
As a result obesity has become prevalent among the poor.
Focusing our efforts on the nutritional value of food that we provide for families in poverty is an important step in reducing obesity.
Providing nutrition will give adults a better chance to advance their job skills and will help children perform better in school.