Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Donate your vehicle during the month of April or May and you'll be entered into a $500 Visa gift card drawing!

Fattening the Poor

Michele Norris talks with scholar Douglas Besharov of the American Enterprise Institute about his piece in The Washington Post op-ed section in which he argues that federal feeding programs are helping poor people become obese. Besharov says the problem today is not enough food, but too much of the wrong kinds of food -- foods high in fat and calories. He says the solution is to modernize the government's food assistance programs.

Copyright 2002 NPR

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.