Thursday, November 10, 2011
Over the course of the past few days that we have been working with the MO project, I've learned about different factors that comprise and affect health around us. For example, physical activity and food accessibility. Exercise everyday helps our health, and food distribution in our communities affect our diet, also consequently affecting our health. If grocery stores are scarce around us, then we have a less-than-healthy diet, as we have to take the easy way and shop at common liquor stores for food. So, areas with healthier stores have healthier people, whereas areas with less-healthy stores (such as liquor stores and snack shops) result in unhealthy people. (The accessibility that people have to healthy food in their areas is called food justice.) Not only this, but MO also lets us sympathize and relate with other teens who are also working with this curriculum. From videos posted on the MO website and sample blog posts, we can read and connect to views different teens in different areas of the world have. It's an opportunity for us to greatly expand our knowledge on health issues in our community.