Some of my readers know that I'm currently working on my master's degree in Human Services, with a concentration in health and wellness. There are so many things I can do with this degree and one thing that keeps coming to mind is working in a setting where I help people with food issues. In the United States, a large number of people have a serious problem with obesity and weight-related illnesses which contributes to our health care crisis.
A fellow blogger recently posted an article comparing French diet habits and food packaging to those in the United States. You can read about it here. This ties in with my post of yesterday where I talked about quality versus quantity. Although I was talking about possessions, it applies to food as well. We're supersizing ourselves into the hospital and an early grave.
It saddens me to see people with severe health problems when most of these conditions are easily preventable. One day, when I'm done with school, I would love to be part of the solution to this problem.
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