Land of the Fat

Once, in hunter-gatherer societies, being able to store excess calories in body fat was a survival trait. Who knew when the next meal was coming? In Victorian times, having a pot belly was often considered a sign of affluence. Today being overweight sends out different signals; indeed, many people look on obesity as a vice. Oddly enough, in the USA today, problems with obesity seem to be most prominent amongst the poor

Read more in Access to English: Social Studies, pp. 336-337. Then do the tasks in the textbook and on this website.

land of fat