Diet and nutrition continue to be incredible challenges for people who don't have much money.
On the one hand, access to affordable and healthy food products remains very limited in many inner city neighborhoods in Dallas simply because there are almost no full-service grocery markets.
On the other, the food products that prove to be affordable and available usually turn out to be very unhealthy.
Our Community Health Services clinic recently prepared a report on a segment of its patients battling dietary challenges that are resulting in dangerous health status outcomes.
Of the 1,291 patients screened. . .
. . .14 were underweight.
. . .187 were judged at a healthy weight.
. . .391 were overweight.
. . .571 were obese.
. . .128 were very obese.
Terrifying results from a public health standpoint.
Income levels dramatically affect health outcomes, as do neighborhood environments and resources.
So, how do we change things? What do you think?