But although fast food retailers are providing healthier food options, Nancy Childs, professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, says that they aren't providing them in a cost-effective way.
Because research has demonstrated a correlation between higher rates of obesity and low-income neighborhoods, Childs wants to see an improvement in this population's access to healthful food. "When you have a $4 salad and $1 whopper, you're not making food accessible to people of particular socioeconomic circumstances," she says.
Is Childs spot on, or is this a band-aid solution or misdiagnosis? We'll let our erudite readers weigh in on this one. ::Newswise