Is College Worth it? With rising costs of college, a college education becomes a gamble rather than an investment. Although it works out well for millions of Americans, many college graduates have found themselves unable to get a quality job in their field in this economy with inescapable debt to their school. Purchasing an education to make more money only to end up owing money may not be the best solution. Despite the benefits of a college education, such as a better starting pay in entry level jobs and some better opportunities to find world, these benefits are only individual and do not outweigh the price it takes to achieve them.
Like Weintrub says in his article “None of the…Ideas are likely to do much good until parents understand their role in fighting the problem” Which states that parents need to understand that its not up to other people, like McDonald’s sellers to prevent their kids from obesity. Parents allow their kids to keep eating junk food, or fatty foods, then start blaming fast food restaurants saying that its their fault that their kids are fat, when in fact its their own. Buying all their kids all that fat food, even though it’s cheap, is the reason the kids end up
The most obvious of causes for such a large amount of the population to be labeled as obese comes from years of terrible eating habits and lack of physical activity. America is undergoing an era of recession, many people have relied on welfare and lost their sense of hope, which has led them to become unmotivated and inactive at home. People are less motivated to exercise, because TV and surfing the Internet has become more comforting than going partaking in daily exercise. Organic foods are a healthy, but expensive commodity in America. Many Americans cannot afford to purchase such material, so they have to rely on the abundant diversity of fast food and microwaveable dinners.
He recommends that in search of a better way to serve customers, the fast food industry has negatively infused its way into the American culture. Schlosser brings to light plenty of shocking facts like how the actual cost of a Happy Meal is determined and how it manipulates the children to persuade their parents to treat them out to McDonalds. A growing awareness of the connection between diets and disease is slowly but surely taking hold in the minds of consumers. Natural and organic foods are becoming more popular across the country. However, our government hasn’t taken the steps that most
There should not be open campus at schools. The school would lose profits from the lunches, the food consumed by the students outside of school will most likely be unhealthy, and the students would not be under any supervision. Open campus would have a negative effect on schools and its students. The students would leave during lunchtime to get themselves McDonalds or Burger King to eat. Meanwhile, our already poor school loses profit to these fast food restaurants.
The current California lunch policy is not effective in changing student perspectives about nutrition and health. The current California lunch policy is not effective in some reasons. First kids will just bring their own lunches because it is hard to get rid of old habits, eating junk food. “After California government changed their policy of lunch system, students in Sonora High School bring their own lunches and they are even worse food than other junk food they used to sell. Inside of students bag, There werebag of Hot Cheetos and Doritos.
English 102-1021 3 February 2014 Obesity in America There are more than 315 million people living in America, but only 3 percent are healthy. Everyday, people run through the streets of America to get in shape, but millions eat in fast food places around the country. One of the biggest problems is obesity. Even though government should not take over people’s freedom, the question still remains on whether the government should control someone’s diet or not. According to a “US News” article, over the past 30 years, obesity has increased from 13.4 percent to 34.3 percent.
As obesity and its effects gain awareness, Americans are making more efforts to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Many restaurants are incorporating healthier choices into their menus and “policy-makers are taking action to protect children from the fast-food trend” by limiting “food advertising aimed at children” (“Fast Food”). In 2004 the health campaign Verb was launched, using boldface names to promote physical activity and healthy decision-making. Unfortunately, Verb was terminated in 2007 due to a lack of funds (Kluger 227). The problem with the current endeavors, then, is that they are not void of any possible defects.
Obesity’s effect on our culture and health costs is only rising, making this problem detrimental for the future for the US. We can’t keep eating like this when we can’t pronounce the ingredients in a strawberry milkshake. Children are struggling with diseases that, in the past, only adults had. Physical activity has become non-existent in American’s lives and if we don’t make changes soon, it might be the too late to slim our nation
With many fast food restaurants opening, less exercise being done, and the constant changes of technology, people need to be aware that this epidemic will not cease if something isn’t done about it. If we, as a whole country, work together we can save ourselves from this epidemic and prevent or grandchildren from suffering from obesity as well. Obesity is a serious problem health wise and financially. Most will find that it is agreed upon that this problem needs to be attended to as soon as possible. There are so many out there suffering from obesity, but don’t understand how to control it.