Complicated forces have converged over the past several decades to create an overall environment toxic to healthy eating and activity. Our family upbringing, the communities in which we liveand work, large cultural shifts, economic factors, and local and national policies have all fostered the development of this unhealthy environment. We’re surrounded by unhealthy food—and messages to eat that food—and by barriers that keep us from being physically active. Whether we live on the East or West Coast or somewhere in between, in an urban, suburban, or rural area, we face huge obstacles to healthy living.
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