Tag Archives: obesity

Celebrating an All-Inclusive Food Day

Today, October 24th, people from all walks of life are coming together to celebrate the first annual Food Day.  Across the country, activists, educators, students, chefs, local officials, and concerned eaters will be hosting and participating in community-building and awareness-raising … Continue reading

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More Than Meets the Eye

Farmworkers are vulnerable to obesity for many reasons that can’t simply be fixed by education about healthy foods and exercise. While those are indeed crucial pieces in the complex puzzle of fighting obesity, farmworkers specifically face significant factors that influence … Continue reading

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A Big Burden to Bear: Farmworkers’ Struggle with Obesity

(Environmental Factors) By Doris Sempasa, Health & Safety Programs Intern  Article: Are Chemicals Making Us Fat?  Farmworkers in the U.S. are afflicted with obesity at alarming rates, sustaining many health complications, including diabetes and heart disease. For farmworkers, as is … Continue reading

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Farmworkers Exploited at Both Ends of the Production Line

One of the greatest injustices of our current, industrial food system is that it exploits farmworkers and their families at both ends of the production line—first as workers and then again as consumers.  As workers, they perform back-breaking labor in … Continue reading

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