Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Think Before You Eat

I've written quite extensively about the obesity crisis in this country, one that is only a part of a larger problem of the way we manufacture food and eat.

American Prospect writer Ezra Klein (who evidently looks a lot like me) has a great post on how our government is doing more to hinder efforts to reverse this trend than to help, particularly through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program.

The post really speaks to the point that the people who need the system changed the most are getting hurt the most, and that we really need a cultural shift in the way we eat in the United States.

I'd like to get your take on this. Are programs like WIC really hurting families, or are they simply providing them the food they couldn't otherwise afford?

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