Hate it hard. But don't blame McDonalds because you can't control your own life"(Klosterman). Klosterman nailed it with this point because people in the end make the choice to eat the food, or to not eat the food, simply put. Corporation and higher ranking business men could care less about the customers that enter and eat the food, only the money exiting their pocket and entering the McDonalds cash register. Yes, eating a whole new diet and getting away from fast food can be difficult, but Klosterman sums life up by saying "staying alive is hard", and it truly is with all the disease in the
Dara Pierre English 101-IN Why not blame the eater?? There is an inherent responsibility that each of us to undertake and making healthy food choices is one of them. In David Zinczenko’s article “Don’ Blame the Eater”, published in the New York Times, he argues that fast food vendors are responsible for the growth of obesity and diabetics in young adults. He contends that fast food vendors like McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bells and Pizza Hut are really the only options for young adults that are affordable. Consumer’s are responsible for their selection in foods and if they chose to consue products that give no nutritional information that is on them.
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
Introduction The rapid increase of overweight and obese people in the United States has been described as an “epidemic” (U.S. government), but people still do nothing or are not worried enough to stop this up going problem. Morgan Spurlock is an north American cineaste who filmed the documentary “Super Size me”. The documentary daily narrates his 30 day Mc Donald’s diet and the consequences that it had on the health and physical appearance of Spurlock. Furthermore, it also interview people in the streets and experts in order to gain credibility and have a stronger impacts in the viewer opinion. Nevertheless the documentary is extremely biased, it makes the fast food companies looks like enemies and it doesn’t even give a point of view which could go against his ideas.
Many American eat such an unhealthy diet because American’s society is so fast paced, these days that it makes it difficult to cook one’s own meals, causing people to resort to buying fast food, which has little to no nutritional values. Fast food itself isn’t typically unhealthy when eating in moderation. The reason why so many Americans gain weight is, because they don’t do something after eating they eat large quantities of food. There several reason why Americans eat unhealthy diet. Average person determine what majority eat, they not concerned with their outward appearance and the companies.
In the article “Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age” by John A. Keith, he says, “McDonald’s targets children through advertising, toy promotions, playgrounds, and contracts with school districts they can influence the tastes and preferences of this most impressionable growth market.” Creations such as the “happy-meal” and Ronald McDonald make people nostalgic for McDonalds because they remember it from their youth. Alternatively, some people argue that food corporations are not responsible for obesity in the United States. For example, if a business provides adequate information about its food products, it is obvious then they have fulfilled their ethical obligation. Consequently, consumers are less likely to seek restitution through
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
Pollan strongly tries to convey his comparison of (primarily) Americans obsession with “comfort food, such as McDonalds to that of a cocaine abuser, or some other narcotic. Sure they know it’s bad for them, inside and out, but they continue to still engage, regardless of how they look in the mirror or their self-esteem. Perhaps they justify it by saving money with fast-food, so they can buy bigger
“The core problem is that cooking is defined as work, and fast food is both a pleasure and a crutch. People really are stressed out with all that they have to do, and they don’t want to cook,” says Julie Guthman, associate professor of community studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz (Guthman). The scientists working behind your instant snack is what’s plumping the country everyday. Eric Schlosser of PBS explained the use of additives in food and their effect on people who ate there. “The flavors of childhood foods seem to leave an indelible mark, and adults often return to them, without always knowing why.
If the many families of our societies and the government don’t start to control the situation, then it will always be a major problem within our households. It is true that fast food is promptly available it doesn’t mean the habit should be avoided. I believe the epidemic on child obesity with fast food consumption can be solved by first solving the problem with the parent. It will take time to eliminate the problem with the consumption of always eating fast food but it will be a start. Whether if the government decided to take action related to fast food for the cause of child obesity.