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Reminder: Poor People Don’t Eat More Fast Food

By AARP Foundation

It’s true that residents of the lowest socioeconomic status neighborhoods tend to have higher exposure to fast-food restaurants than residents of the highest socioeconomic status neighborhoods. It’s for this reason that Jay Zagorsky, economist and research scientist at Ohio State University says we associate consumption of fast food with people earning low incomes. But it’s incorrect to think that lower income people are eating more fast food.

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