Poverty has a lot to do with obesity. Some people eat fast food because it tastes good, but also its a cheap and fast meal to get. Instead of, going out to buy ingredients and then going home and spending time to make the meal, you could just go and buy a meal off the dollar menu. According to the clipping, it cost $3 a pound for tomatoes, over $2 a pound for fresh lettuce and about $1 a pound for fresh fruit and thats if its on sale. Some people can’t afford these prices, especially if they have a family. So if you are living on a low income and have kids your going to go the cheapest route and buy fast food from the dollar menu at McDonalds or somewhere.