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A junk food tax has caused some uproar and disappointment. Many people who enjoy their high-sweetened sodas, potato chips and other preservative packed foods think it is unfair to impose such a tax, especially since we are taxed enough as it is.
The growing obesity rate in the United States is a big fat problem for everybody. Obesity has increased every family’s health care costs by an average of $1,250, according to New York Times writer David Leonhardt who used statistics from the Center for Disease Control. The unhealthy lifestyles these people lead, which has risen 37 percent between 1998 and 2006, affects not only their own well-being, but it adversely affects our economy, our health care system and our environment. So what should be done to try and reduce the availability of our unhealthy American diet?
America is so reliant on fast food that we insist that there be outlets throughout the country dishing out this “poison” to the masses.
Many colleges have adopted a new habit in campus dining halls and guess what, it’s eco-friendly: Going trayless at the dining hall.
The University of La Verne’s Student Health Center is taking several precautions to keep the campus as healthy as possible during the upcoming flu season.
As the devastating fires of the past two weeks die down, many local residents are still feeling the health effects of being exposed to smoke and soot. But just what are the short and long-term health affects of the SoCal fire season?
At a time when our planet is in peril, people should actively seek out different things in which they can do to help lessen their footprint on Earth.