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).
Consider the shades of gray options. Write out your viewpoint in a complete sentence. I am against taxing unhealthy foods to fight obesity because with the 1994 discovery of an obesity gene in our DNA, obesity is clearly not just a personal lifestyle choice (Nakaya, 2006) 4. How do different contexts (i.e. cultural/social, educational, technological, political, scientific, economic, personal experience) influence your viewpoint?
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.
Encouraging individuals to make healthy choices may have some impact, but because of the magnitude of the issue according to Purcell (2010), it is insignificant. While the study does not underestimate the importance of lifestyle self-management, but it does argue that at this point of the crisis it is not sufficient, when children’s health is in jeopardy. Purcell (2010) claims that by sustaining a traditional liberal approach of the public - private divide, legal obligations of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child are neglected. This study provides moral and political challenges about childhood obesity by exploring limitations of existing political and health responses to this health issue. Results of this study provide some excellent insights regarding the importance of recognizing the need to change the current approach to childhood obesity; however, Purcell’s argument fails to be persuasive for several reasons: she makes assumption that most North American children eat fast food and spend a lot of time involved in sedentary activities, thus they are obese; believes parents are educated about unhealthy foods but struggle to provide healthier food choices for their children due to many reasons; and
A low-calorie diet? The folks promoting low fat diets are clearly in the mainstream, inasmuch as they are fully supported by the American Heart Association, the AMA, and the USDA among other prominent health-related institutions. Their position also has the benefit of being eminently logical, and thus intuitively appealing. If you want to lose weight, you’re faced with the difficult decision of deciding which diet you’ll embrace. For most of us, there are mainly two types of diets: Diets that restrict carbohydrate intake (think Atkins) and diets that limit calorie/fat consumption.
Compatibility of Humor in Addressing Obesity Obesity is a hard issue to tackle because many obese people are sensitive and can easily misinterpret concerns as criticisms. The same is true for humor. Humor is a good appeal to catch the attention of readers, but ad agencies need to be careful in using it in advertisements because humor has the tendency to mock a particular group. In an advertisement addressing obesity, humor should be used in a way that does not single out and ridicule any group portrayed. Humor might not be the best way to present an obesity problem, but the Belgian Association for Obese Patients (BOLD), with L&G Advertising boldly challenged these assumptions by combining humor and obesity together in an advertisement to address the issue of obesity in children.
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.
Lastly, the stores that carry this company’s products are also affected. The ethical issues at hand involve false advertising, negatively impacting the health of children, and receiving bonuses based on harming others. Childhood obesity is currently a major issue. By gaining the attention and trust from parents who are looking for healthier breakfast choices for their children, this company is deliberately taking advantage of them. In the end, it is the children and their wellbeing that will be hurt the most.
Coffee Roasters prolongs their decision to act they risk reducing growth as a company, and reduce their strong brand image in the public’s current perception as a proactive advocate of fairness and equality for the coffee producer. Current Situation Strengths - Just Us! Coffee Roasters’ brand equity is what drives the company forward. Customers base their decision to purchase coffee from Just Us! Coffee Roasters as a symbol of their own personal beliefs, demanding ethical business practices and quality of product.
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.