Going to fast food restaurants to prove his theory about how horrible fast food restaurants are for the human body. After going to a few restaurants David found that many employees at the establishments asked him "Would you like to super size that?". The super size option available is excessive amounts of food and drinks that people do not need in a single sitting for their breakfast, lunch, or dinner regardless of the circumstances. Zinczenko had a diet consisting a lot of the time fast food as a young child growing up and claimed that "by age 15, I had packed 212 pounds of torpid teenage tallow onto my once lanky 5-foot-10 frame." Sadly many Americans these days depend on fast food throughout their daily lives whether it is between not knowing how to cook, its fast easy
Fast Food Nation: The dark side of the All-American meal Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation is an eye opening book about the food Americans eat. The book talks about the history of the fast food, the food they cooked, what the service was like, and how expensive it was. Eric Schlosser talks about how the McDonald brothers first opened up their business in Pasadena, California. Now McDonalds is responsible for 90% of new jobs. Local business were losing their customers to the corporate businesses and being put out of business.
McDonald's molded it's marketing tactics on Disney which inspired icons for advertising such as Ronald McDonald. Schlosser also mentions that 80% of sponsored textbooks are biased toward the sponsor and 30% of high schools offer fast food in their cafeterias. Most packaging done for the fast food meat industry is done my the immigrant labor force. Injury for workers who hold these jobs are among the highest of any other occupation in the United States. Many unsanitary and just plain disgusting routine procedures of this industry are unknown to most consumers.
McDonald’s has over 26 drive-thrus in China. People are driving their cars instead of biking to eat their McDonald’s and the combination has led to a rise in obesity and chronic disease. (Griffith, 2008) The introduction of western fast food to China has been a negative influence on their health. The resulting obesity and chronic health concerns were not intentional and I feel can be corrected with education. “Eat Smart at School” was launched in schools in China to promote lifestyle changes and healthy eating practices.
As we all know, the most popular fast-food restaurant in the world also has the reputation for being the unhealthiest place around. McDonald's is a favorite of many households in America and it seems that today people can't get enough of it. In the documentary called Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock attempts to prove that the effects of eating Big Macs, supersized fries, and half-gallons of coke can be extremely dangerous to one's health. Spurlock goes through a thirty day adventure of eating only McDonald's food. He effectively shows to doctors, himself, and his audience that, fast-food eating Americans are in danger of destroying their health.
Fast Foods: Who's to Blame? Many people who consume junk food are blaming fast food restaurants for their obesity and the decisions they make. Shouldn't this be the consumer's responsibility? Or should fast food restaurants have to deal with the decisions the consumers make? The article, "The battle against fast food begins in the home" by Daniel Weintraub, explains how people are blaming McDonalds and other fast food restaurants such as Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut for their obesity.
Victor Gbenjo Professor Annicchiarico RWS 200 6 Feb 2015 Analysis of David Zinczenko’s “Don’t Blame the Eater” For the past decade, America has been faced with the growing obesity epidemic. It was not until these last few years that the percentage of obese individuals began to dwindle down. Editor in chief of Men’s Health magazine David Zinczenko published his op-ed “Don’t Blame the Eater” in the New York Times in 2002. In this op-ed, Zinczenko argues, while utilizing different rhetorical strategies, argues that fast-food industries are not doing their job to provide clear enough nutritional information for hazardous food. One of the strategies that Zinczenko uses is acknowledging his opposition’s position.
Ryan Witt Doug Peterson ENC1101 December 5, 2014 The Soda Ban Act With portion sizes at chain-restaurants skyrocketing 457 percent over the last 20 years, it’s not hard to believe that in 2030 an estimated 42 percent of Americans will be obese. Statistics like this are what began the Soda Ban’s evolution. In the efforts to “help people help themselves by simply saying ‘No.’” as Nadia Arumugam would say, the soda ban restricts or puts a limit on the size drink Americans can purchase at most food franchises. However, will restricting the public of what they desire ultimately control the consumption of sugary beverages? The world can only advance through education, thus the Soda Ban’s restriction on sugary drinks contributed towards a
The Effect of Fast Food Restaurants on Obesity Janet Currie, Stefano DellaVigna, Enrico Moretti, and Vikram Pathania NBER Working Paper No. 14721 February 2009, Revised October 2009 JEL No. I1,I18,J0 ABSTRACT We investigate the health consequences of changes in the supply of fast food using the exact geographical location of fast food restaurants. Specifically, we ask how the supply of fast food affects the obesity rates of 3 million school children and the weight gain of over 3 million pregnant women. We find that among 9th grade children, a fast food restaurant within a tenth of a mile of a school is associated with at least a 5.2 percent increase in obesity rates.
The easy way out to being healthy and eating right for ones body, fast food has plagued the nation especially with diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and even strokes or heart attacks. A question is now posed of whether or not fast foods should be fed to children, in substitute of their regular lunches at school. These kids are what seem like innocent victims because of their naivety towards the real problems with fast food. The problems with this quick fix in school cafeterias are that students would become obese, they would develop bad habits, and that the school would be advertising for these companies. “More than 70 percent of obese adolescents retain their overweight and obese condition even during their adulthood” (What Are Children Munching On?).