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How Government Affects American Obesity

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The Effects of Government
on American Obesity By: Sarah Etinas, Victoria Nishii, and Alyssa Yuen Where Does Government Money Go? The FDA regulates what nutrition facts companies have to present on their products.
The companies get to choose the portion sizes.
The portion sizes are normally the average amount people eat of a certain product in one sitting.
The food pyramid is a visual example of the comparison of how much of each food category each person should be eating compared to other food categories.
The new food pyramid also has a category for exercise. Bibliography School Lunches Portion Sizes & The Food Pyramid Welfare FDA USDA The Food and Drug Administration
This is a government run program concerned with public health, which involves food and drug safety
The FDA regulates what nutrition facts companies have to present on their products
They have the authority to approve drugs that have to with weight and health The United States Department of Agriculture
It is the federal executive department responsible for coming up with federal government policies on farming, agriculture, food, and following through with the policies
They have the authority to label foods as USDA organic and USDA inspected
The food is actually inspected by a branch of the USDA, which is the FSIS (The food safety and inspection services) Sponsored Companies FDA & USDA The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal hiring incentive that provides a tax credit of up to $9,600 if your company is hiring from any one of the following groups:

A member of a family that is a Qualified Food Stamp Recipient
A member of a family that is a Qualified Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Recipient
Qualified Veterans
Qualified Ex-Felons, Pardoned, Paroled or Work Release Individuals
Vocational Rehabilitation Referrals
Qualified Summer Youths
Qualified Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients
Qualified Individuals living within an Empowerment Zone or Rural Renewal Community
Long Term Family Assistance Recipient (TANF) - formerly known as Welfare to Work

Any client who has a state tax liability and meets the industry, location, size and activity requirements has potential for credits ranging from approximately $500 to $5000 per employee/new hire. Jamie Oliver Requirements As of the 2012-2013 school year, the school lunch requirements have changed. This is a comparison of the previous requirements with the 2012-2013 requirements. Changes from Previous Years Requirements as of the 2012-13 School Year Anderson, R., PhD. "Does “USDA Inspected” Really Mean The Food Is Safe?" Web log post. The Chef's Table Blog. WordPress.com, 14 Nov. 2011. Web. 8 Oct. 2012. http://thechefstableblog.com/2011/11/14/does-usda-inspected-really-mean-the-food-is-safe/

"The FDA and USDA, Explained to the Best of My Ability: A Semi-Coherent Guide to the Government Agencies Regulating Food." Web log post. Cheap, Healthy, Good. Blogspot.com, 5 Aug. 2009. Web. 4 Oct. 2012. <http://cheaphealthygood.blogspot.com/2009/08/fda-and-usda-explained-to-best-of-my.html>.

"DCentric." SNAP, WIC, EBT â Whatâs the Difference? N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <http://dcentric.wamu.org/2011/05/snap-wic-ebt-whats-the-difference/index.html>.

Final Rule to Update School Lunches and Breakfasts. Alexandria, Virginia; Washington D.C.: Food and Nutrition Service; USDA, Feb. 2012. PDF. PDF.http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/governance/legislation/FinalRulePresentation2-2012.pdf

"Kaleandcocoa." Kaleandcocoa. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2012. <http://kaleandcocoa.wordpress.com/>.

National School Lunch Program. Washington D.C.: USDA, Aug. 2012. PDF. http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/AboutLunch/NSLPFactSheet.pdf

Liscinsky, Morgan. "FDA Approves Weight Management Drug Qsymia." FDA. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 17 July 2012. Web. 4 Oct. 2012

The Nutrition Puzzle: Why Do so Many People in Poor Countries Eat so Badly—and What Can Be Done About It?" The Economist 18 Feb. 2012: n. pag. The Economist. The Economist, 18 Feb. 2012. Web. 8 Oct. 2012. http://www.economist.com/node/21547771

Voiland, Adam, and Angela Haupt. "10 Things the Food Industry Doesn't Want You to Know." US News. US News and World Report, 30 Mar. 2012. Web. 6 Oct. 2012. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2012/03/30/things-the-food-industry-doesnt-want-you-to-know?page=2

Weinstein, Anna. "School Lunch Nutrition: What You Need to Know." Education.com. Education.com, n.d. Web. 8 Oct. 2012. http://www.education.com/magazine/article/school-lunch-nutrition/ As a whole the school lunch requirements agree with the food pyramid, but there is one aspect where the two do not agree: vegetables.

The school lunch system counts french fries as a starchy vegetable, which means...
The intake of vegetables that a child eats each day will most likely not reach the requirements of the food pyramid.
French fries are fried in oil, so a child's intake of fat will go over what is recommended on the food pyramid. EBT
Electronic Benefit Transfer
Low income families qualify
Issued Food Stamps
Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program
Food Stamps used to buy food
SNAP distributes funds for purchasing food to the EBT cards
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children
Available for mothers of infants and children under 5
Pays for milk, eggs, and baby formula (limited food)
May also receive help from SNAP

*The more people there are on welfare, the more people get their food for free, which includes unhealthy foods.
*Also, the people on welfare would be exempt from any additional taxes that may be placed on 'unhealthy' products. Who Benefits? Who Suffers? Effect on the World Advertisements TV Commercial Jingles/ Videos Newspapers Private businesses (Public Businesses do not qualify)
Big food industries
The employers/ owners of companies with people who fall under the mentioned categories. Billboards The public that buy the food because:
They don't have time
They think that the food is good for them Magazines Breakfast • Offer only fat-free flavored or unflavored milk and low fat unflavored milk
• Saturated fat limit: <10% of the calories Lunch Saturated fat limit: <10% calories
Zero grams of trans fat per portion
Each day, there will be one item on the lunch menu that will be used in all of the options available that day.
State agencies will figure out what nutrients, and the amount of each of these nutrients, that are in all of the available school lunch options. Distribution Food Aid Trade Economic Shift ! ! Obese, lazy Americans
Bad American Economy Other countries will have stronger economies May be able to control the world's economy Processed Food Crops
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