Poverty and obesity are strongly linked. For the poor, accessing calories has never been easier, but accessing nutrition has never been harder.
And education attainment and health outcomes are also strongly associated.
Just because you’re obese doesn’t mean you’re not starving.
Consuming excess macronutrients while failing to consume vital micronutrients is starvation. I view poverty obesity as a form of starvation. When you fail to get adequate nutrition, you’re not satiated, and you’ll continue eating, even if it’s empty calories
Likewise, just because you’re breathing doesn’t mean you’re respirating. If you’re breathing oxygen depleted air, you’re starving for it, no matter how much you breath. Likewise with calories and nutrition. You can eat pure sugar everyday, but without additional nutrients, you’ll die