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Old 08-15-2008, 04:08 PM
Status: "In my anti Corona hidey hole......." (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: North Central Florida
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64% of Lee county is overweight, or...... obese

http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080808/NEWS01/808080399/1075 (broken link)

For all our problems, at least we still eat well
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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Thats because everybody is eating the $1 menu burgers.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:35 PM
 
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They acutally say that in America, the poor are fat and the rich are skinny. Processed unhealthy foods are actually cheaper than more wholesome foods, and it's unfortunate too.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/09/17/ING80L57HB1.DTL (broken link)
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Soon it'll be a poor man's death. The rich have Whole Foods, gyms and personal trainers. The poor have 7-Eleven, Popeye's and streets unsafe for walking. When money's tight, you feed your kids at Wendy's and stock up on macaroni and cheese. At a lunch buffet, you do what your ancestors did: Store all the fat you can.
That's so true. I guess we haven't really came that far in the past 100 years after all.

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Old 08-15-2008, 07:04 PM
Status: "In my anti Corona hidey hole......." (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: North Central Florida
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Thats because everybody is eating the $1 menu burgers.

LOL, I wrote the opening post, then went to dinner.......at Burger King. It's salads and water for the rest of the week...end.

Lot of good points made in the link compelled posted...
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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Sad to say, but it's cheaper to buy fast food and junk food. Quality fruits & veggies cost a lot.

When you go to the grocery store or big box store, it's usually "Buy one bag of Doritoes, get the next bag free". It's never "Buy one apple and get the next one free."

I can't afford to shop at Whole Foods. But I do try to buy from local farmers & really have been watching for sales. Grapes were $.50/lb this week. Hence, my family is eating a lot of grapes

You can get a hamburger, fries & drink all for $3 at McDs plus it's been made for you so you don't have to do a thing but stand in line.

It's a nationwide issue.

If you ever want a good read, try "Fast Food Nation".

Are you aware that PlayLands at McDs were built due to the popularity of Disney World & at one time were meant to rival Disney World?
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