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In my community food security is not issue, but that does not mean that people are not dying from laco kf adequate nutrition. Very few people where I live are not able to afford decent and nutritious food, but that doesn’t mean they do

I see four main issues:

* People don't know decent food when they see it

* People prefer to spend their money on other stuff than edible food

* People are lazy

* It is too easy to make excuses

It starts with people not knowing what to eat. While it is true that you can easily blow half a paycheck on one visit to Wh*** Foods, there are alternatives to that and most supermarkets have reasonably decent food at prices that are generally affordable. However, you have to spend some money on getting food that does not kill you and if you don’t have a lot of money, but need to buy all the plastic junk your neighbors have and all the garbage on the shopping channel, you are likely to have little money left to buy decent food. What is worse is that most of the bad food is “convenient”. Convenient is another word for “lazier than is good for you”. You don’t need to cook, you don’t need to wash the dishes, and you don’t even need to chew. People here can easily ingest the calorie daily intake of an African family in one evening on the sofa. At the same time the daily caloric expenditure has dropped precipitously. People take their care everywhere instead of walking and now supermarkets have electric carts for people who are too chubby to walk safely. Meanwhile you don’t even have to make excuses for being overweight and lazy; the companies selling the junk to you do that for you. It is considered rude to confront people with the truth if it is uncomfortable.

I don’t think any of this is to change any time soon. People with healthy eating habits and the ones without seem to see each other now only at the supermarket check out and with the trend towards organic supermarkets and healthy restaurants continuing, even that may be soon a thing of the past.

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