Week 1 blog post

In Margret Meade’s article, “Where does obesity come from?” she calls attention to society’s inclination to look down upon obese people regardless of the reason for their weight problem, while malnourished skinny people face none of the same social stigmas that obese people do. This superficial judgement of people is in many ways representative of the decisions that govern the food choices people make. Meade says that both these categories of people- the obese and the malnourished yet skinny people are victims. People choose the food they eat based on its appearance, even subconsciously (choosing a “manly” meat over fish, etc.) People do not eat a specific food to get the best nutrition they can, rather, they that food to make a statement, to make their bodies look a certain way, yet know shockingly little about the impact their food has.