Is Obesity O.K?– A response to Ms. Weston

Yes, obesity is a health crisis! It’s probably one of the biggest if not the number 1 public health problems our nation faces today.

Yes, advertisers of junk food should stop targeting young children.

Yes, every town should have safe sidewalks and playgrounds for exercise.

But the reality is…

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What if SNAP were more like WIC?!

Earlier this month, I came across this great article on Twitter Β “Access to Good Food as Preventive Medicine” by Erin Marcus and I would really encourage you all to read it because she makes some great points. In this article, Marcus narrates the harsh reality that many food insecure individuals face–how to spent their (last) dollar(s). Will it beΒ usedΒ on food, medicine or their cost of living? Continue reading