Over the past few years, obesity rates have risen to a new high in the United States, with over 60% of the US population being overweight or obese. To prevent or reverse obesity, we are told to eat healthy, organic, and unprocessed foods. Yet, those who attempt a healthy lifestyle are forced to pay very high prices for these types of foods while fast food and other processed and unhealthy foods remain cheap and easily accessible.
As much as we encourage the overweight and obese to eat healthier, for many, financial barriers prevent them from buying healthy and organic foods. As long as healthy, organic, and unprocessed foods remain higher in cost and less accessible than unhealthy options, obesity rates will continue to skyrocket in this country.
Encourage legislators to work on supporting our local organic farmers, making healthy options more affordable and more accessible than fast food and processed foods.