Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice


Don’t sell junk food to raise funds for schools

Within days of taking office, South Carolina’s new state school superintendent, Molly Spearman, has erected new barriers between low-income children and nutritious meals. She has lifted the ban on selling junk food in schools. But the link between good nutrition and clear thinking is well established.


Why Low-Income and Food Insecure People are Vulnerable to Overweight and Obesity

Due to the additional risk factors associated with poverty, food insecure and low-income people are especially vulnerable to obesity. More specifically, obesity among food insecure people – as well as among low-income people – occurs in part because they are subject to the same influences as other Americans.