Effects Of Socioeconomics Of Nutrition And Health

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The Socioeconomics of Nutrition and Health play a huge role in children’s and adults health. People of lower class are usually associated with not being educated. This is because they probably could not afford college so they had to dive into strenuous jobs just to make ends meet. Food is usually eaten on the go so it’s hard to appreciate the food they eat. There is also a big epidemic of children getting too many calories in a day but barely meeting their nutritional needs. This could lead to obesity and obesity can cause Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In the documentary Food Stamped a resident who lives in a high crime poor neighborhood says more people die of heart disease than getting killed by someone. In my opinion, that sounds …show more content…
Two of those crops are corn and soy. As we all know, corn is processed into high fructose corn syrup for sugary snack and drinks. There is nothing wrong with corn and soy but why can’t the government subsidize crops like leafy greens and root vegetables. In the article it mentions how if corn and soy were not subsidized the price of them would only be slightly more expensive. But, if the expensive crops were subsidized it would lower the price therefore making those crop more accessible to those who are poor. That is just one solution that I believe could really help the lower class. In my survey 8 out 11 students believe that the government should 100% subsidize healthier crops. According to an article from American Psychological Association there’s a Higher likelihood of being sedentary (Newacheck et al., 2003) and higher body mass index for adolescents (Chen and Paterson, 2006), possibly because of a lack of neighborhood resources — such as playgrounds and accessible healthy food options. So, subsidizing healthy crops could impact poor families consumption and health in a positive way. Also this article states that adults who are poor have a higher chance of developing the number cause of death in America, heart disease. Heart disease can be prevent with a healthy diet and lowering consumptions of cholesterol and sodium but most of the cheaply …show more content…
It is not because they are incapable, it’s because the schools could care less about teaching about nutrition and that’s what causes them to be incapable of making the right decisions. The students who participated in the survey overwhelming agreed that it is not just poor people who don’t know nutrition. So, I believe to fix this problem there needs to be a class strictly about nutrition and it has to be taken every year to graduate from elementary, middle school than high school. These kids are taught so many things that they aren’t going to use outside of class but having a nutrition class at least gives them an option to choose to be healthy. Not every kid will go out of their way to learn about nutrition. My survey shows that 9 out 11 kids felt they were educated about nutrition as a kid but we also have to put into consideration that these kids go to Johnson and Wales and their majors are Culinary Arts and Baking so I assume they were knowledgeable about the differences of fruits and vegetables which impacts daily choices of what to eat because they had this unique interest at a young age. The average kid is not necessarily interested in cooking, therefore not making them aware of the differences of what vegetables and fruit

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