Essay: Improving the Quality of Average US Diet
What actions would you suggest be taken to improve the quality of the average US diet?
It is important to take note that the patterns of food consumed by most US citizens are determined by the level of income, the prices and the information the citizens have concerning the food products. Americans have turned to junk food, which has posed many health problems brought by being overweight or obese. To ensure that the citizens improve the quality of the food taken, they need to be informed about the issues of nutrition. The government along with the parents needs to control the food available to the children either at home or at school. The nutrition programs need to be launched which will also enlighten the citizens about the dangers of fast food or unhealthy feeding habits (Schlosser 2001).
There availability and marketing of fast foods needs to be controlled so that the limit the chances of the citizens consuming these fast food that contain lots of fats. More so, the Americans need to be taught much about behavioral economics so that they can pay much attention to the fixed cost as compared to the variable costs. Lastly, the Americans need to be educated about educated about the importance of a good lifestyles such as eating balanced diet and engaging in routine exercises.