All the special deals of food industries are satisfying. Wendy’s has the four for four. McDonalds’ has the two for five. Popeye’s has the five bonafide big box. All food options sound delicious. However, junk food is not healthy for us. In the city of Chicago, many of young people living here are obese. According to the CLOCC, Chicago has the highest percent compared to the nation’s percent of children being obese. For children in kindergarten, the average percent of them being obese is 12.7%. Meanwhile, in Chicago the percent of kindergartens being obese is 20%. As we get older, the chances of being overweight or obese increase. Englewood has the highest percent of child obesity. There are many explanations why children are obese. It is clear that convenient stores are closer to one than a green market. In addition, convenient stores sell sweets way cheaper than buying a salad.
We can all help and educate the everyone; there are solutions to this situation. We can replace large fries with a red juicy apple. Instead of skipping breakfast, we can have eggs, pancakes, sausage with orange juice. I just got hungry right now. I have witness this problem myself. My younger cousins rather eat chips and drink soda than to have a healthy meal. At a young age, we should help children avoiding huge factors like diabetes.
The city it self can help this problem as well. Recently, a Whole Foods opened in Englewood and Englewood was one of the neighborhoods that had high obesity. The city can make arrangements to have more access to healthy food. We should not travel far to get healthy food. Having new markets benefit in jobs too. Citizens will have access to healthy food and job opportunities. The city should try to lower prices of healthy food so it can be more affordable. We should all have access to healthy food no matter where we are! It is apart of being sustainable in life. The next time we wake up, we should have a good meal. Debating buying a Big Mac or a daily special go with the daily special. Having a healthy mind, healthy heart, and healthy body will have positive outcomes in life.