Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How Do you Get People To Eat Healthfully?

With obesity epidemic, what’s the best way to get people to eat healthfully?

The cynic in me asks: Are the politicians really going to do anything about the processed food in a country that has basically become a kleptocracy?
The idea behind HIP is simple: Make healthful foods more affordable. Over 14 months, from November 2011 to December of last year, 7,500 residents of Hampden, Mass., who get government assistance when buying groceries received 30 cents of food-buying credit for every dollar of their allowance that they spent on fruit and vegetables. Carlson and his colleagues are still evaluating the scheme, but he says: “We have some pretty strong indications that this investment did increase the amount of fruit and vegetables consumed by these low-income families.”

The other Big-Brother stuff bugs me. Those fat taxes just look like another money-making scheme for the elites rather then any true source of help.

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