We have tried to consider this month’s topic from a few angles: We have provided information about the causes of obesity and its relationship with medical conditions, as well as the rates of prevalence for obesity in certain minority groups. We also include information about various government and political endeavors to remedy the problem as well as some simple foods that are inexpensive and healthful to improve your diet.
As a society we need to start working to reverse these numbers. We need to evaluate what our media, advertising and culture says about eating. We need to examine the actual ingredients we are putting into our bodies. The easiest place to start might be the old adage you are what you eat. With emphasis on that and physical activity, we might be able to change the scales.
Founder & Chairman
Arthur Ashe Learning Center