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 accessibility of fast food in schools encourages students to eat unhealthy, which is detrimental to their health. For example, students are always buying foods such as fries and burgers; they are not realizing how bad this food is to their health and body. When students are severely overweight or obese, they may get diseases in the future such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cardio-vascular disease. Fast food is one of the factors leading to these dreadful diseases. A fast food meal may contain 900-1600 calories, which is almost half of the calories most people need each day.
Being monitored by three physicians; a general practitioner, a cardiologist, and a gastroenterologist, Spurlock kept track of how his health was being harmed each and every day to prove his point that McDonald’s, as well as every fast food restaurant, isn’t the best choice of nutritional food. The review is for the Los Angeles Times to consider publishing as one of its reviews of the film. The Problem: McDonald’s is a revenue making giant that sells fast food meals without much regard to the effects it will have on the health of society. One of the primary reasons people are obese today in the United States is because of fast food consumption. It is after all is the easiest and fastest way to get full when one is in a rush, especially with it being cheap and conveniently available almost at every corner of any major street in Los Angeles and every other city in the world today for that matter.
With the move to Crispin, there was no shortage of speculation that the fickle Burger King would soon move again. Many saw BK as a bad client, impossible to work for. Others predicted that the “win” of this account would ruin Crispin’s quirky culture. But in announcing the Crispin selection, Blum indicated he had challenged the firm to develop “groundbreaking, next-level, results-oriented, and innovative advertising that strongly connects with our core customers.” BK automatically became the small firm’s largest client but Crispin was not without an impressive track record. The creative shop was known for its offbeat, unorthodox, and even irreverent promotions.
According to internet research, Americans spend more than $110 billion a year on the fast food. So obviously the only good thing I think that comes out of fast food restaurants is that since it is a growing epidemic, results would be more people employed. On the other hand, more and more fast food places would be everywhere, making it easier for people to succumb to the temptation of the delicious fast food. The truth of the matter is, fast food is killing us slowly. Do yourself and fellow Americans a favor and don’t eat at such lousy food places.
In his article “Don't Blame the Eater” David Zinczenko has pointed out that all the fast food industries are the one responsible for making the children's in America fat and unhealthy. Zinczenko believes that the fast food centers aren't providing any kind of warnings about the effects and extra calories that a fast food can cause, instead they are eager to supply their so called “cheap and tasty fast food”. When he was young he had no choice except for eating at fast food centers as his mother was busy earning money to pay the bills because of which he ended up overweight. According to my view, I believe that it isn't the fast food industries who are to be blamed, it is the parents. Eventhough nowadays all the parents have to work long hours to earn their living but still they shouldn't forget their responsibility towards their children.
Blaming Fast Food Restaurants for Obesity Let’s face it; everyone loves a Whopper every now and then. Yet we are all aware that one too many can bring on dangerous and life-threatening results. Obesity is a growing problem in the United States and more and more children are being affected. But do uneducated families have the right to put the blame on fast food restaurants for their health issues they could have easily prevented? I believe that we are taking it too far by blaming fast food restaurants for obesity and that it is an individual’s responsibility to take the blame.
ENC 1101 09/23/11 Negative aspects of McDonald’s on Teenagers Fast foods have become increasingly popular among Americans, including teenagers. Due to increased advertising and the Americans' fast-paced lifestyle, fast food restaurants have raised exponentially, becoming multi-millionaire industries and harming the health of their consumers. A regular meal at McDonald's consists of a Big Mac, large fries, and a large Coca-Cola drink, all this combined goes up to 1,430 calories. A diet of approximately 2,000 calories is considered a healthy amount of calories for an entire day. This may vary depending on several factors such as age, weight, height, physical activity and gender.
Surgeon General Kooper also says, “Obesity is one of the most prevalent diet-related problems in the United States” (Kooper 277). I completely agree that the Govt. should take some initiative and regulate some areas of the American diet, but they should definitely not control it is a communist state. With finesse, the government should be able to come up with an agreement on how to encourage us to eat healthier without majorly affecting the everyday lives of American citizens. Dan Rubinstein, a writer for AlterNet says, “America is known as being the fattest country in the world” (Rubinstein).
The problem with this operation is, in order to attract enough customers, the final product must be affordable and yet, still delicious. This brings up many problems with the dietary quality of the food produced by fast food restaurants. The food is often cooked in grease and oils which increases the amount of calories and fat grams per serving. With less home cooked meals on the plate and more foil wrapped sandwiches and fries hitting the table, people’s diets are being neglected of their basic necessities. However, fast food companies are managing to keep their drive-thrus filled by spending millions of dollars on advertisements.