Obesity And Poverty

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Obesity And Poverty

  1. 1. Obesity rates decline as education increases… <ul><li>Less than high school 27.4% </li></ul><ul><li>High school 23.2% </li></ul><ul><li>Some college 21% </li></ul><ul><li>College or above 15.7% </li></ul>
  2. 2. Since 2000 the fat grams in our food supply increased by 20 grams per capita What is in our food supply? The food industry added 77.2 grams of fat and 29.7 grams of caloric sweeteners per capita into our food supply. This makes high calorie food very cheap! Source: USDA (2006)
  3. 3. The simple carbohydrate breakdown Early in 2005 a pound of beet sugar cost 24 cents but high fructose corn syrup cost about half as much at 13 cents a pound. HFCS has become a very common and cheap sweetener. Source: USDA
  4. 4. Source: USDA The fiber trend… since 1907 We took out the fiber then put it back in but didn’t change consumption much On average Americans only get 15 grams of fiber in their daily diet.

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