Ripe for Discussion: midwest
Who is Responsible for Nutrition?
— November 10, 2019 —
With financially vulnerable individuals struggling to pay for healthy food and dealing with a higher rate of chronic disease, whose responsibility is it to get healthy? Unbalanced diets have a lifetime of health ramifications impacting the cost of support programs and healthcare, quality of life, and more. Individuals are currently tasked with fixing their own health without taking into account the structural roadblocks, from food access to cultural barriers to the prevalence of processed food to the low wages of farmers. Who needs to do the heavy lifting to solve these problems?