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This Woman Shared The Harsh Reality Of Why Poorer Families Buy Junk Food

By Aimee Lutkin

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is catching heat for his controversial—and some say hypocritical—views on what people struggling with poverty eat. Oliver has been lobbying for a sugar tax, according to the Mail, which would increase the cost of fatty, sugary junk food.

He's also taking on TV commercials that target these foods at kids, saying, "am asking is it appropriate to advertise food that is high in salt, fat and sugar to children at prime time when obesity is crippling the NHS?"

The NHS is the U.K.'s health service, and Oliver believes that obesity is costing taxpayers, because of related medical issues.