Make Healthier Foods More Accessible and More Affordable for Low Income Families

Make Healthier Foods More Accessible and More Affordable for Low Income Families

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Poverty and malnutrition are linked throughout the world.

Knowing the world has more than enough food to give to every person on this Earth is painful when there are still hundreds of millions of people who aren't able to put food on the table for themselves or their families. 

Knowing there are people who throw away leftovers or throw out spoiled food that has collected dust in their kitchen is unsettling when there are people in this world who are starving.

Knowing isn't enough. It's a start, but a start with no continuation forms an end. We need to act. By signing this petition, you can raise awareness to the issue in hopes of change and accelerate this car into motion. 

When most people think of malnutrition, they think of people who are starving, fragile, scarcely thin, and super weak. It's heart-wrenching to think about people who do not have access to food.

However, the other side of malnutrition is insufficient access to healthy diets. This is a huge global problem, but also a very significant one in the United States. Overly processed and unhealthy foods are affordable, readily available, and they're cheaper than produce. So when families with limited money to spend shop for food, they are forced to make unhealthy choices to fill their family as much as possible with what they have. For example, say you have one dollar to spend on food for the day. You could get a nutritious thirty-calorie cabbage for a dollar or you could get a cheeseburger from a drive-through that has over three hundred calories for the same price. Most people would go for the burger because it would fill them up for longer than an equally priced but healthier meal that wouldn't hold them over for very long. This is the struggle that many families are facing around the world. They are forced to go with the unhealthy but more convenient and filling option instead of the healthier but very light option. These high sugar, high fat, high salt foods are yummy, but they're not good for your health. These unhealthy diets that are forced upon many families who don't have the access or money to purchase healthy foods can lead to numerous problems.

Hunger and unhealthy diets, due to the lack of money and access, can take a huge toll on one's health, life expectancy, performance, and attitude - on top of numerous other things. This needs to change. We want our communities, our countries, and our world to be a happy and successful environment for ourselves and our families to grow up it. We don't want one's potential to be cut short because of their food access.

This is why we need to make healthier foods more affordable and accessible.

This will not be an easy task, but it will be beneficial for ourselves, our families, our society, and our world. By signing and sharing this petition, you can take action and help express the need for change. 

I'd like to thank each and everyone of you who's reading and helping this cause. It's greatly appreciated and very empowering to see people take a stand for things they're passionate about.

It can only take one moment to spark change in the world.

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