Fast Food and Deprivation in Nova Scotia
The rate of obesity has increased in Canada among the youth by over 10% since 1979. By 2004, 23.1% of all Canadians were categorized as stout and 36.1% were overweight. Several studies have been conducted to try and find the relationship between the environment and the high increase in the level of obesity. Additionally, if the socially deprived individuals tend to live in areas close with similar conditions, they are more likely to suffer from there is a positive association between the two communities. Nova Scotia has a high obesity pervasiveness and overweight issues that can be credited to his dietary ...view middle of the document...
There is a rampant increase in the number of fast food restaurants in Nova scotia and you will find that most Canadians will spend up to $400 yearly on fast food. This in turn has led to an overall increase in the total sales made per year by fast food restaurants up to approximately $35.1 billion (Statistics Canada, 35).
Although some people may argue that the low standards of living may lead to high frequency of the tendencies of fast food, other arguments show that this is not always the case. People must not always associate unhealthy fast foods with low standards of living. Studies show that the low standards of living have a negative relation to the reliance on unhealthy fast foods. A census carried out in England and Scotland found a higher number of consumers in Mc Donald’s restaurants per the overall thousands of population in the lower social economic areas as compared to other. A similar study was carried out in Glasgow and from the results, it was derived that there was no relation between restaurants, including fast chains, and the areas, which mainly consisted of people living below the poverty level (Statistics Canada, 35).
The results of the study carried out may not in the end be the concise truth; this is so because the study was restricted to one specific province. One should not view fast food restaurants and immediately...