It's not only a matter of access to these things, but also education and preserving the knowledge of previous generations. Many middle and lower class people are strapped for time and too tired to cook. As a result, we have lost the tradition and knowledge of what to do with good produce and healthy options. In order to really tackle the issue of obesity, we need to also tackle the issue of the way we now live from a holistic perspective. There need to be a cultural shift away from valuing electronics, materialism and individuality and towards well being of the self and community. Obesity is a side effect of the dominant discourse and values being emphasized in the US and consequently, the world.