A few year's ago, Jamie Oliver gave an inspired talk about food. No one can doubt that America has an eating disorder. We eat way too much in general and then focus on the bad stuff. In fact, our government subsidizes the barely nutritious, prepackaged food-like substances with food stamps and other means. As I am on my way to becoming a pharmacist, I probably shouldn't say this - but food is medicine. A lot of our problems could be solved with proper meals and learning how to cook.
Oliver went to West Virginia to help their problem with childhood obesity by going straight into the schools to teach the kids about food. He later went to Los Angles, only to be kicked out for trying to help. This British Chef makes a lot of great points in this breathless overview of our problem.