Tag: food insecurity

Food Insecurity and Obesity: The Paradox that Affects More Than Just the Poor

Food Insecurity and obesity

Why is there a correlation between food insecurity and obesity? It appears to be a paradox; is it really? I was directed today to an insightful infographic posted on the blog of Registered Dietitian Brooke Schantz. At the bottom of this post, I’ve placed the “Nourish to Flourish” infographic from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. …

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America’s Culture Wars: What Fat Shaming Shares with Poverty Shaming

I’ve just read a Facebook thread that has me feeling pretty down and rather sad. The question was posed, “Should welfare applicants be drug tested?” Overwhelmingly, the thread was filled with indignantly affirmative posts. One woman even asserted that welfare drug testing wasn’t about money or politics at all—it was about “safety,” protecting the public …

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