Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Low income and the retail food environment

Healthy food cost a lot! Well getting a salad and the fixings when you have no
money tends to rot in your fridge before you can eat it. Somewhat true as in
I like to eat a salad a bag of kale for a meal. Being it's only like $3 for one meal.
Ramen? I don't really eat it there was a issue in my town of people bleeding
out their ass! It turns out they where eating too much ramen it was tearing things up
in their guts. But for me I looked at the sodium in one bag. A serving is half a bag!

But the point is in town if there is low pay in town you will get low food there also.
Making food healthy also drives up the cost of the food and so people will stop
going there keeping the food unhealthy or have nothing there.

All of this is no issue if the people made more money as they could just pull out their
card and buy the food. So if the pay is low the same will be for what will be in town.
If the labor force is unhealthy so is the middle class as you don't see the middle class
working at Walmart!

Also is a issue many corporations where planing on Hillary to win raising
minimum wage! So there would be better sales, but now... Many places
that where planing to open new stores are now in re-plan to open
where the wages are higher! Or something sustainable.

~~~~~The association between neighborhood economic hardship, the retail 
food environment, fast food intake, and obesity: findings from the Survey of the 
Health of Wisconsin
Neighborhood-level characteristics such as economic hardship and the retail food environment are assumed to be correlated and to influence consumers’ dietary behavior and health status, but few studies have investigated these different relationships comprehensively in a single study. This work aims to investigate the association between neighborhood-level economic hardship, the retail food environment, fast food consumption, and obesity prevalence.
http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-015-1576-x

~~~~~Low-Income Senior Citizens In Delaware No Longer Eating Dog Food To Survive
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 9 percent of people age 65 and older in the state of Delaware are living in poverty. Their poverty is so severe that they are eating dog food because they cannot afford to buy human food. But senior citizens in Frederica, Delaware, are now filling their pantries with good wholesome food thanks to help from their community. 
http://blog.lowincome.org/2014/01/low-income-senior-citizens-delaware-dog-food.html

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