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In the US, not really, no. The most serious nutritional issue among American poor is not hunger. It's obesity. Think about that for a moment.
Do you think that one cannot be obese, and hungry, at the same time? Generally speaking poverty would indicate a limited choice of food.
 

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Do you think that one cannot be obese, and hungry, at the same time?
Proper rationing might help solve both issues............amazingly also at the same time.

Generally speaking poverty would indicate a limited choice of food.
Or simply willingly choosing the wrong foods. It starts with the parenting that help form bad eating habits.

According to a study reported by LA Times:
While both wealthy and poor kids asked for junk food, the parents responded differently to these pleas.

An overwhelming majority of the wealthy parents told me that they routinely said “no” to requests for junk food. In 96% of high-income families, at least one parent reported that they regularly decline such requests.

Parents from poor families, however, almost always said “yes” to junk food. Only 13% of low-income families had a parent that reported regularly declining their kids’ requests.
One reason for this discrepancy is that poor parents have to say no to their kids' requests quite often because of tight finance, but a bag of chips, a candy bar, a can of soda, etc, are actually things that they can actually afford to say yes to.
 
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Do you think that one cannot be obese, and hungry, at the same time? Generally speaking poverty would indicate a limited choice of food.
Yes, exactly. I don’t believe one can be both consuming too many calories and two few at the same time.

Except maybe when on Schrodinger’s diet.
 
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Because there is hunger

In Monarch countries - Dictator countries, Communist countries, Democratic countries, Socialist countries etc. etc. There is Hunger and poverty, my question why?
Hey, avlis. Is Lisbon sunny and warm this year?
 
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Yes, exactly. I don’t believe one can be both consuming too many calories and two few at the same time.

Except maybe when on Schrodinger’s diet.
Many times the finances do not allow one to buy the lower calorie diet. You eat what you can afford.
 
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Many times the finances do not allow one to buy the lower calorie diet. You eat what you can afford.

"It turns out that many Americans are wasting chunks of their food stamps on, quite frankly, crap, says a new United States government report.
According to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Americans who use food stamps purchase approximately $1.3 billion worth of soda, desserts, candy, sugar and salty snacks. Researchers found that $600 million is spent on soda and another $700 million on junk food and sugar snacks.Of the 45 million Americans who use food stamps, users spent nearly one-quarter (22.8 percent) of their benefits on desserts, candy, sugar, salty snacks and sugary drinks. SNAP users spent just 11.9 percent of their benefits on fruits and vegetables.
economiccollapsenews.com/2017/01/16/usda-says-23-of-food-stamps-spent-on-soda-candy-snacks/

Sugary drinks is the number two purchase for food stamp recipients, accounting for 9% of all food stamp purchases. https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/ops/SNAPFoodsTypicallyPurchased-Summary.pdf

When you sre spending someone else's money, you buy whatever you want.
 
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Raw vegetables and fruit are more expensive than processed foods? Somebody needs to find a new grocery store.

Where I shop, raw ingredients are virtually always cheaper than processed foods.
 
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Raw vegetables and fruit are more expensive than processed foods? Somebody needs to find a new grocery store.

Where I shop, raw ingredients are virtually always cheaper than processed foods.
A quick check online shows a typical price for a McDonald's Quarter Pounder is $5.79. Their Southwest Salad goes for $4.79.

FWIW.