The Poverty-Obesity Paradox. 1st Post Due by Day 3. “Food insufficiency and obesity often exist side by side – sometimes within the same household or even in the same person….research studies consistently show that the highest rates of obesity occur among those living in the greatest poverty and food insecurity” (Sizer & Whitney, 2014, p. 598). After watching the documentary ‘The Weight of the Nation – Part 4: Poverty and Obesity’, please address the subsequent elements:
• Based on the information from Figure 15-2 in Chapter 15 of the course text, assess the Poverty-Obesity paradox and explain how poverty can lead to both food insecurity and obesity. What are the root causes of this paradox?
• “Where you live matters, and it matters a lot.” This is a statement from the video The Weight of a Nation: Poverty and Obesity, part 4. Analyze two potential solutions which could ensure a healthier diet among those living on a lower income.
• Examine potential cultural differences relating to food choices.
Your initial contribution should be 250 to 300 words in length. Your research and claims must be supported by your course text and a minimum of one additional scholarly source. Use proper APA formatting for in-text citations and references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers. Each peer response should contain 100 words at a minimum. Compare and contrast your findings pertaining to cultural differences to those of your peers. How are they alike and how do they differ? How could your peer’s solutions on preventing the Poverty-Obesity paradox help individuals in your community?