Many of us have seen documentaries about how fast food stores in low income areas that show how they cause residents to become obese. The truth of the matter is that fast food is not that healthy at all for people in these areas.
Poor people tend to have less to choose from when it comes to eating out. Many times, they will choose to chase the lowest price and a nearby location. As a result, that cheeseburger they bought for a buck seems like a great buy, but it is loaded with calories and it is not at all healthy.
In fact, there has been more than one documentary on this problem. Indeed, there has been a lot of involvement from other sources. The New York City Council responded to the crisis and passed new regulations that requires fast food places to label their products with nutrition information.
However, even though new labeling laws have been in effect, a recent survey revealed that there was really no change in the eating habits of the poor in New York. They continue in the same dietary patterns.
Restaurants like McDonalds and Taco Bell are under the impression that this survey reveled incorrect information and that their customers are making better choices after all. This is inconsistent, and leads to wonder why these stores have different info from the surveys.
One reason that these figures are off target and inconsistent is that chains such as Subway offer much better and healthier food choices. The other unhealthy stores combine their reports with the healthy ones and their scores look better, and make them seem like they are eating healthier.
What is happening in the city is that they are using reports from neighborhoods with better food choices and combining those results with the lower income resident areas that don’t have the same food choices.
In the end, the city is being pointless in labeling their fast food stores because nobody is really changing their habits.
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