Who Should Decide What You Eat? America has been named the “fattest” country in the world, which is not something to be proud of, and many people are behind me when I say it needs to change. For reasons such as health, money, and pride, this country needs more regulation and better direction with our diets other than where we are and where we are headed. The group that has the power in this country to enforce that is the United States Government. They could make laws that would protect the citizens from harmful diseases caused by unhealthy foods as well as saving money on healthcare to provide for the people that cannot afford to pay for the healthcare they need for the diseases.
I believe that if healthy food is more advertised it will be eaten more. America needs to practice healthier eating behaviors. The media is all about fast food. Who doesn't know the slogan At McDonald’s we love to see you smile? If the media took a step back and focused on positive eating the public will react and chose a healthier lifestyle.
In addition to trying to create a healthier America, Mrs. Obama is reaching out to communities and youth in an attempt to change America’s bad eating habits for a better future. The essay calls for everyone to understand that obesity will not go away overnight. Furthermore, the author implores that people who are against children helping themselves to unhealthy food should try and look deeper for the answer to this epidemic of overweight
In this essay, by Radley Balko, he refers to America’s approach at controlling obesity. He talks about the government trying to regulate menus and meals. He raises a good point in saying that the government getting involved with what we can eat, makes it feel like it’s not our responsibility to regulate our own eating habits. He also raises the point that America has taxes to assist those who are out of shape, but everyone is required to pay, irrelevant to their physical build. He is considered to be a liberal, which supports the fact that he would disagree with government regulating what food people eat to prevent obesity.
Eliminating the McDonald’s brand icon is not the solution to the ever-growing obesity problem. Quite the opposite, the popularity of the mascot can be used to build a positive and beneficial output. Ronald McDonald can be used as a tool for educating students about the healthy food choices and proper diet. The company could reach out to the poor and unfortunate children by making the mascot visit charities and other aid organizations which could eventually win back the trust of the majority of parents prohibiting their kids to go to McDonald’s. The strategy will include downplaying the negative publicity the chain is getting from critiques while intensifying the positive contributions it can offer to the community.
He showed some causes of childhood obesity, and he thought that people should care more about the other causes. The aim of this essay is to analyze this article. First of all, the article was written by Pierce Hollingsworth who is the director of Stagnito Communications Inc. This company is a food, beverage, packaging and integrated marketing communications company, so he might give some biases about the food marketing. According to Pierce Hollingsworth (2004), the parents and school should not blame the food marketing for being the main cause of obesity rather than teaching and helping the kids to have good habit of eating.
When it comes to the topic of obesity, most of us will readily agree that something has to be done to end this crisis and better the heath of our country’s people. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of what role our government should play in the effort to end the obesity epidemic. Whereas some are convinced that the government should be doing more to end obesity, others maintain that the government should not intervene. In an article entitled “What You Eat is Your Business” by Radley Balko, Balko argues for less government intervention. Balko thinks the government must make obesity a personal responsibility.
They all end up in the same ruling that its the consumers choice to enter a fast food establishment and consume their products. But it is evident that fast food corporations have caused a widespread epidemic within the U.S from their many caused negative effects. This is why society blames and accuses these fast food companies for being responsible for the ongoing obesity crisis, but even though their food is not considered of good nutrition, in the end it’s not fast food companies forcing their customers to consume their products, its free will of society. The modern history of fast food in America began on July 7, 1912 with the opening of a fast food restaurant called the Automat in New York. The Automat was a cafeteria with its prepared foods behind small glass windows and coin-operated slots.
The book and television program began a movement toward the exotic and flavorful spices in American cooking. The Second trend was regarding the growing concern about obesity and diet. Health-conscious consumers, who wished to reduce the amount of fat in their diets while maintaining flavor, could use spices and seasonings to improve the taste of low-fat meals. Although the spice industry was dominated by large multinational firms like McCormick & Company and Associated British Foods plc, many small firms were competing successfully for a share of chefs’ purchases and spice-rack space. The current problem for PGS is that the company must meet the bank’s requirements of reducing interest-bearing debt to less than 55% of total assets and the equity multiplier to less than 2.7 times by June 30, 2012.
So corrupt in fact that even as it is seemingly doing the right thing, like promoting healthy foods to be served in schools for example, its wellness initiatives are frequently just marketing ploys. They are always trying to sell us something. Producers of high-selling, major market junk foods have an obligation to their company’s stockholders to maximize profits to the best of their abilities. So they encourage consumers to eat more of their company’s products, not less. Americans are unhealthy and the food industry is doing nothing to change that.