Great article on food, status, and cost from Newsweek
This isn't specifically diet-related, but I found this Newsweek article that I ran across while researching an article fascinating. The author explores whether food has become a mark of status and what it means to "eat well," especially for people with little money.
Here's the linky: What Food Says about Class in America
It's a few months old, but still well worth a read, I think.
That is an interesting article! I found the part about the French people thinking about food as a shared resource and eating together daily, very interesting.
Thanks for posting it.
When the moms come home and IF they have the energy and time to cook, they are paid so little that they can only afford no frills or store brand goods containing High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, dyes etc. Some clinicians at my job, talk about how its easy to choose healthy meals or cook for your family instead of buying fast food, however I find many of those people are just not familiar with the reality of being dirt poor and working very hard. Poor folks in cities don't have access to healthy food choices or gardens (even community gardens are usually run by people who have plenty of time and financial/political clout to get the city to approve their garden). This is why when you go through any low income neighborhood, the weight of the individuals you see is much higher than the weight of those you see in Manhattan or some nice commuter distance suburb
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