What's the solution?
First Lady Michelle Obama has been working on the “Let’s Move Initiative”, which aims to lower the obesity rate across the country. She aims to work together to make neighborhoods healthier by creating opportunities for physical activity and access to healthy, affordable food. These are solvable problems. This Initiative provides financing tools for healthy food restaurants and grocery stores in the form of tax credits, grants, or low-cost loans and technical assistance.
There are also many new grocery stores on the rise, such as Aldi, that are cheaper alternatives to expensive grocery stores. These stores give the inner-city populations that are known to be low income areas a chance to dig themselves out of this never ending cycle and give them the opportunity to become healthy.