Silver. Heh. That works only as well as the demand for it.
AKA: Texas Grok
I also have lived outside of the US for the past six years, mostly in a prosperous coastal Chinese city. The food here isn't all that healthy to begin with, and then it is all drenched in PUFAs. I see bigger and bigger people every day - especially teenage boys and children of both sexes. But what is truly shocking is the lack of muscle tone on ANYONE except very poor migrant workers. Skinnyfat definitely reigns here, and so many people my age (late 20s) are constantly sick, bags under eyes, tired and moody all the time, etc. They work for 10-12 hours a day, staring at a computer, and then start right back up again the minute they get home (usually in their own car - no more bicycling here!)
Now, on the other hand, I'm from an area in southern California where it is rare to see anyone who is morbidly obese. Pretty much everyone I know is paleo or vegan or raw or at the very least gluten-free, something that takes them out of the SAD pattern. People spend a lot of their free time outdoors: hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, etc.
So, for me, I would rate the people in my community in the US as far healthier than the people in my community in China. There wasn't much of an "AHHHHH, Americans are so unhealthy!" moment for me. But, I know the numbers say otherwise... for now.
AKA: Texas Grok
“You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” - Ron Swanson