Hey, let’s be honest here, you don’t always eat healthy because you just love a big pizza pie every now and then. But for some, it’s not just a question of will: Minnesota grocery stores are too far to bother eating healthy, a new survey says. Tough luck.
The bigger problem that this newest statistic points out is that one too few grocery stores and corner shops sell fresh and healthy produce. The Minnesota Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield has investigated the matter and conducted a survey asking people about their diets.
Though the reliability of a poll in such matters is at best shaky, since people tend to make up excuses for any potentially negative habit they have, it is still interesting to consider the results.
The survey found out that 49% of the people interviewed believed that not having a nearby source of healthy foods was the main cause of their unhealthy diet. Another 73% said that, naturally, the hunger game, or the hurry for food influences what they eat greatly, saying that if healthy food is not available on-the-go, then they will resort to whatever suits their needs, without thinking of health benefits.
One may remember that this specific issue was why the fast food industry has grown so out-of-proportion. The speed at which the food is ready has always been one of the biggest factors in the diets of average American citizens. Naturally, we all aim for less and less waiting time, to the point where the food is ready before we actually order it (as is the case many times in McDonalds).
Still, sometimes the wait is worth it, as the food is oftentimes better. Yet time will always be a luxury for many.
This is why Minnesota now wants to tackle this grocery gap, so that its citizens won’t have this problem anymore. That’s it! No more excuses, Minnesotans. The survey, made via telephone on 1000 people, unveiled they do not like travelling over ten minutes to get healthy food, when they can walk two minutes two the corner shop and buy junk food.
The survey makers think that this essentially shows that people would buy healthy food if they had where to buy it from. To facilitate better distribution the foods, a few projects are already underway. Projects like The Open Door which has programs that offer healthy lunch boxes to children going to school.
Still, there is the possibility that people are just making up excuses. The truth is bound to show up after all grocery stores will provide better alternatives to junk food.
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