Vital Nutrition ( Blogpost #2 )

The topic that I desire to pursue in this year of WTS is rather complicated, due to the fact that not many have truly tried to address it in areas around me. This means that finding research online can prove quite difficult, and I have to dig deeper than I would have to on a more broad topic. This applies especially so because I’m not sure what question I want to ask my audience when I create the documentary. What I have gathered from my research, though, is that it may be hard for me to accomplish what I would like, but it can be done.

I spoke with my mother, who works at a local food co-op, and she mentioned that poorer communities lack good food because of the lack of economy. She mentioned in another instance that when she was living in a city in Colorado, and she saw that the grocery stores were lacking a lot. By lacking I mean the produce was mostly rotten, the items were expired, and the beverages were past their due date. Not to mention the place was not picked up what-so-ever. She took note that it was likewise due to the poor area, due to the lack of proper economy. There was no option for most to get that whole-wheat bread or crackers–it was completely out of their budget.

What was most interesting to me was that she said that the education and making others aware of suitable nutrients would be most helpful. You cannot force them to comply with what you are trying to show them–but you can at least give an opportunity to become healthier and better themselves physically–so they can live a long, fulfilling life.

An approach that would be good to take would be, in my mother’s words, making a community garden on each block–so neighbors could have a patch of land to themselves to be able to grow good fruits and vegetables during the spring, summer and even fall. Along with that, the proper education needed.

Libby

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