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Believing Is Art Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-22-08 06:15 AM
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4. Agreed
Edited on Sat Nov-22-08 06:21 AM by Believing_Is_Art
We need new ways to view and talk about the health problems in America. Thin doesn't mean healthy and fat doesn't mean unhealthy.

But it seems like it's become a privilege to eat healthy, reserved for those with the time and/or money. Gyms and exercise equipment are expensive, and it's not always safe for kids to play outside. Biking, and even jogging, isn't safe in many communities. But instead of blaming the economic and social policies that got us here, it's easier just to blame people based on how they look.

Edited to add:

Not to mention the people and companies that use the insecurities of those most vulnerable, selling them misinformation and diet gimmicks. How many people are worse off because of Atkins, or some silly only-grapefruit diet, or pills?

It's been a long time since I saw Supersize Me, but I remember a scene where a teenage girl went to see Jared from the Subway commercials speak. She told him she couldn't afford to eat Subway everyday and asked him for advice. He basically told her she didn't have any hope.
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