Hunger: a growing problem
With all the focus on obesity and over-consumption of food, I think we forget sometimes that millions of people in this country are going hungry. This article from today's New York Times reports that 35.5 million Americans are food insecure, which means they sometimes lack enough to eat, and 10.1 million are often hungry.
This figure is only going to continue rising, given the economic trouble the country is experiencing. On top of rising rates of hunger, food banks and soup kitchens, are seeing donations slow.
Undernutrition and overnutrition are both major public health issues in this country, which require concerted effort to combat.