As many people would recognize, there is a rising obesity problem in America and there are many influences that could contribute to this. Fast food is not the healthiest choice but, they should not be to blame for making children obese. In David Zinczenko’s “Don’t Blame the Eater” he talks about how the obese population is blaming fast food companies for their health situations. He begins his argument with what he observes as a ridiculous headline, which is that kids are suing McDonalds for being fat. David starts by teasing these overweight individuals that are bring a lawsuit against McDonalds, but then later admits that he used to be overweight as a child and was able to change his life around.
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.
The Fast Food Industry is responsible for obesity in America as they have many fast food restaurants typically many within a small radius providing cheap easy solutions to societies hunger. David Zinczenko, a writer for The New York Times, describes marketing powers in his assessment "Don't Blame the Eater" he states that just about all fast food restaurants falsely advertise their foods and pass to many as a "healthy" meal choice but little do people know is that they are still extremely unhealthy foods that should not be included in anybody's diet what so ever. There has been many varieties of marketing techniques developed over the years of the fast food industry's attempts to persuade others to eat at their establishments. The fact that the foods they are extremely unhealthy for people of all ages from kids to adults is helping to cause obesity throughout America although some may be aware of the risks the average American still continues to eat out at fast food establishments along with the family giving the fast food industry a chance to get the entire family hooked for life. Going to fast food restaurants to prove his theory about how horrible fast food restaurants are for the human body.
People don’t realize what they are doing for our future generations. Because of how fast food companies are targeting younger children, they are setting up their minds to automatically want fast food. In some minds this is repulsive in others its just another way to make a lump of money. Our world is changing very quickly and fast food restaurants are popping up faster than the flowers in spring. Americans are becoming comfortable with fast food and unhealthy choices.
Corporations make us fat Many people claim that it is personal responsibility of what you eat, however fast food corporations and their marketing strategies make it almost impossible to say no. From childhood we are conditioned to grab a large combo meal on our way home instead of going to the grocery store then cooking it ourselves. The ease, convenience, and the cheap prices make it all too easy for consumers. Corporations are to blame for America’s obesity problems because of their lack of nutritional information available to consumers, their lack of alternatives, and their brand recognition and advertisements addicting us from childhood. There is no calorie information posted in any fast food restaurant.
When President Obama moved to the White House, a Five Guys staffer suggested sending him a T-shirt. “That’s cheap!” Murrell shot back. Playing coy worked, and soon Obama, trailed by TV cameras, stopped by a store. He ordered a cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, fresh jalapeños, and mustard — a classic example of Five Guys’ formula that sells 2 million burgers a week and was named Zagat’s “best fast food burger” for 2010. For this reporter, evaluating the burger first-hand was problematic: I’ve been a vegetarian for more than a dozen years.
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.
The Path to Obesity: Analysis of Super Size Me Many people eat fast food everyday but don’t realize just how unhealthy this situation can be for them. Director Morgan Spurlock decides to show just how unhealthy Americans have become with the way we consume fast food. Spurlock eats McDonalds for thirty days and decides to eat everything on the menu at least once. Also, if he was asked to “Super Size” his meal he had to and he limited his exercise like most Americans do today. This unbelievable experiment was made into the documentary Super Size Me.
After a hard day of work most people want a quick and easy dinner so they automatically think of eating out for the night. There are some who do blame Taco Bell and McDonalds because of their high fat foods. Parents are the ones responsible for what their kids eat in my eyes. They can help their family and themselves by bringing home more healthier food and "accept their role in fighting the problem"(Weintraub 11). When a family goes out to eat out at McDonalds, they buy meals that are extremely over portioned or "meals that can easily make up to half of their recommended daily intake of calories"(Brownlee 1).
Case summary for 2-7 McDonald’s and Obesity Summary Obesity among children is increasing rapidly not only in the United States but throughout the nations around the globe. The problem of childhood obesity is imputed to the marketers. Majority of the affected parties believed that the fast-food chains were part of this health crisis and even thought that the advertisements made by these companies were also to be blamed. McDonalds struggle towards improving its image as it relates to obesity trends rising globally. The highest percent of obesity worldwide is amongst children.