it is an individual responsibility to make healthy choices, and that is true.
rgy drinks and other sugary beverages. More refrigerated items include fruit flavored alcoholic beverages and slushies in colorful packaging. On the counter, you see small energy drinks ( alongside candy and gum. Aisle after aisle is filled with snack foods like chips, cookies, candy and other junk food. Sound familiar? It should, as Adidas Holographic Black many convenience stores in Butte County fit this mold. A recent survey of tobacco retailers conducted by the Butte County Health Department found that 90 percent of our convenience stores sell candy , mint or liquor flavored tobacco products, and 90 percent sell alcohol. More than 70 percent of stores have unhealthy exterior advertising (mostly for tobacco, alcohol and sugary beverages) but only 10 percent have healthy exterior advertising.
But it is also true that we are influenced by our environment, and our food environment has become unhealthy. It has become easier to buy fruit flavored sugary beverages than to buy fresh fruit. It has become more convenient to buy alcohol than apples. We can simply blame the retailers; they are just the middlemen. All of us who produce and promote unhealthy products, those who sell them, and those .
Less than half of stores sell nonfat or low fat milk, and only 38 percent sell any fresh fruit or vegetables, yet three quarters sell sugary beverages right at the checkout. Next week (April 7 13) is National Public Health Week, the perfect time to point out that most of our convenience stores are filled with Adidas Shoes Messi
County adults smoke, compared with 14 percent statewide, and we have high rates of lung cancer deaths to show for it. Almost two thirds of Butte County adults are overweight or obese, and many have developed diabetes or heart disease as a result. Some may argue that Adidas Shoes Yellow Color
all kinds of unhealthy products, and very few healthy options. Why does this matter? It matters because consumption of these unhealthy products is making us sick and killing us. Over 18 percent of Butte Adidas Shoes Advert
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