Woods 3grocery store, buying raw meat, and cooking it for themselves. Hyman speaks to this: "In 2010,50 percent (of meals) were eaten away from home and one in five breakfasts is fromMcDonald's" (Mark Hyman) This is direct evidence that the kitchen has moved from inside of the homes, to the inside of the family car. Placing blame on either the fast food industry or theindividual in this case is a very shady area because some families can't help but to be busy withactivities, or even work.
Obesity in America is taking the world by a storm making the U.S.A. number one in theworld with a total 30.6% of our population! (OECD Health Data) We love it when America getsranked number one in something, but this is one of those categories we should be ashamed of. Not only are we ranked number one, but the country that is closest to us on the charts is Mexicowho are an astounding 6.4% of their population below us. Although it does not sound like a lot,we are speaking in the terms of millions of people. I was shocked to see that we were ranked firstin the world, but we can only blame the choices that we decide to make at meal times.
Through the advancement of technology, America has slowly becoming more dependenton material things to make their life easier, thus, increasing obesity rates. The advancement intransportation is a great example because most of the population walked, biked, or rode horses towork before Henry Ford constructed the assembly line and invented to Model T, doing thiswould keep literally millions of people on their feet, which burns calories and keep thoseindividuals healthier. After the Model T was produced, many citizens began to rely more on carsto get them to places instead of either walking, biking or riding horses. Also, the workplace hasdramatically changed; many people now have jobs that involve a lot of sitting at a computer desk