The Food and Drug Administration which, would be on the national level discusses in the early twenty-first century, The United States started facing a health epidemic that possibly could be catastrophe to the health of comminutes nationwide (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2009). Americans are ingesting too much food and not exercising causing many American’s to be overweight or obese. The United States has123 million overweight or obese Americans with 15% being children (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2009). South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are in agreement with the FDA that the citizens of the United States are becoming more and more obese and there needs to be a solution. All there levels of government have developed a strategy plan to combat obesity and function as a map to defeating the epidemic of obesity.
Unless you are informed about how to read nutrition labels and make the right choices, you may be eating more unhealthy food than you realize. This is where the debate between public and private responsibility comes in. Whose fault is it for the rising obesity rates? In “Personal Responsibility And Obesity: A Constructive Approach To A Controversial Issue,” Brownell, K. D., Kersh, R., Ludwig, D. S., Post, R. C., Puhl, R. M., Schwartz, M. B., & Willett, W. C. (2010) argue that personal responsibility can be embraced as a value by placing priority on legislative and regulatory actions such as improving school nutrition, menu labeling, altering industry marketing practices, and even such controversial measures as the use of food taxes that create healthier defaults, thus supporting responsible behavior and bridging the
She points out some alarming sources of evidence leading up to her case. Based from the title of her analysis, with the words “Supersize Me” leading the title, she enlightens us with the increase of calories given in what today's “obesogenic” society would claim is a standard meal from the head-honcho of fast food, McDonald's. In the 1960's, 590 calories seemed standard as apposed to today's “Supersized (snack),” 1,550 calories. It has become apparent, that given the demanding schedules, working overtime hours in our poor economy, and increased homework hours with today's students, that we feel there is no time to prepare a home-cooked meal with the appropriate nutritious ingredients our bodies need; therefor,
Childhood Obesity Kristy Unkel Walden University Childhood obesity is a serious chronic medical condition that affects millions of children in our country. It is a rapidly growing public health concern in the United States. As obese children grow into adulthood, their risk for health problems such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension also grows (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.). Obesity is a difficult disease to manage since obese children are “predisposed to obesity for the rest of their lives” (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.). According to the surgeon general, in the year 2000, “the total annual cost of obesity and complications in the United States was $117 billion and more than 300,000 Americans died from illnesses related to obesity” (“Overweight and obesity”, n.d.).
This concept, called fast food, may help people to get their food faster and cheaper, but it also introduces many other problems. In this playful depiction of Ronald McDonald rocking with kids, McDonald's uses their manipulative clown mascot to grab the attention of hungry children, in turn, putting the youth in the driver’s seat to a fast and turbulent track to obesity. Fast food has advanced so much over the past fifty years. It has become a massive conglomerate and a staple for the world population. The problem with this operation is, in order to attract enough customers, the final product must be affordable and yet, still delicious.
The government, the parents or the fast food industry? Well critics are increasingly putting the blame on the fast food industry. I agree with Weintraub's argument, however, that the main cause of overweight children is the parents. Weintraub argues that parents are responsible for teaching healthy eating and exercise habits. I agree with him because parents are the first line of defense when it comes to their children's eating habits.
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.
Many countries are trying to do something to make their children’s life healthier by promoting healthy food and diets campaigns. Obesity is a worldwide disaster that ruins lives. Obesity is being fat or overweight and that affects their lives in negative ways. The primary reasons of obesity are actually parents; they’re the ones who decide what type of food their child eats and they specify the amount of food the child gets. However, the studies of the American academy of child and adolescent psychiatry showed that between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese.
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. He thought that the responsibilities of the parents and schools were important for educating childhood obesity. However, there are so many problems with his arguments. He did not think about the bad effects of advertising on kids. For example, the food marketing companies usually uses the attractive poster about fast food to get the attention of the kids.
Mahogany Graves Junking Junk Food Summary There is a huge problem in America concerning food, and how many Americans over eat. In America, food and Culture intertwine into many meanings for everyone, which can cause people to have an unhealthy relationship with food. For this can cause obesity. In the essay “Junking Junk Food” Judith Warner discusses the struggle of trying to get America healthy and if it is possible. I believe that it is the parent’s responsibilities to make sure that there children are healthy.