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Poor and fat: The real class war |

(CNN) -- Over the past year we've heard a lot about class warfare, the "Buffett Rule" and the tax code and so on. But if you want to see a blatant form of poor vs. rich, walk into a grocery store. Here we are forced to decide between what's good for our kids and what we can afford to feed them.

It’s been said that “where you live” has more of an impact on your weight than just about anything else.  Living in a lower rent area of town means you have less to spend for food for your family.   Couple that with the low prices for high carb processed food and you have exactly what is being discussed in this piece.  One dollar buys 1,200 calories of potato chips but just 170 calories of fresh fruit and 250 calories of vegetables.  Mississippi, the poorest state in the U.S., is also the fattest.

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