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.
First, additional workers were hired to keep up with the high demand of orders. The high demand has lead to a cash flow and capacity problem. Secondly, they have been approached by a national supermarket chain that would like to put all four cakes made in their stores. I feel that this is a good idea as the company name is being marketed (additional outside orders) if the proposal is agree upon to supply the supermarket. Last, a national restaurant chain would like to sell McGee Cakes in its establishments without using the brand name.
I completely agree with Weintraub and believe that they should take more responsibility. I’ll admit that fast food advertisements play a big role in child obesity. But not big enough to overpower the kids’ parents; at least, it shouldn’t. According to David Barboza’s “If you Pitch it, They will Eat”, “most big food companies, despite some promises to offer healthier foods and in some cases to limit marketing in schools, deny that they are to blame for the
He insists they would not eat as much if they knew that it was bad for them or if the industry put nutrition labels on their food. My outlook on this topic varied significantly from that of Zinczenko’s. I feel that it is not the fault of the fast food company. Neither would I put blame on the younger children who eat fast food. I would put most of the culpability on the parents who do not teach their kids how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and buy their children unhealthy food. I disagree completely that we as Americans suffer from lack of information about nutrition in fast food.
Current Business Research: Project Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is a terrifying prospect for the future of America. As a nation we have failed to acknowledge childhood obesity even as the medical community continues to warn us of the dangers. Recently the Health Department has expressed the need for change and has classified childhood obesity as an epidemic in light of escalating health problems, increased death rates, and rising medical care costs. The problem lies in the responsibility for this epidemic, whether it is government or family responsibility. Government has always tried to stay out of family issues; however, this costs tax dollars, and the government is considering imposing regulations to ensure children are meeting
Many people believe that it is not the responsibility of the food industry that obesity is becoming a serious issue because it is based on sole responsibility of what they choose to eat, whether they choose to exercise or not, and in the case of child obesity, the lack of responsibility the parents maintain; and the food industry concurs when addressed by the government. They are very defensive when they are resistant when the government tries to restrict the food industry from marketing to children in Australia. Legislation has begun to have fast-food restaurants display the nutritional
English Expository III September 15, 2011 Responsibility? In the article The Battle Against Fast Food begins at Home by Daniel Wientraub, he argues that it’s not the fast food industry or the video game manufactures that are at fault for children obesity, it is the parents who are at fault. Two arguments Wientraub made were, that parents are responsible for teaching their children good eating habits as well as good exercising habits. I agree with both those arguments. However the first argument he made which was that parents are in the best position to fight obesity , I disagree because parents don’t always know what their children are eating.
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.
Greg Kolakowski English 101-075 Ms. Rendek September 8, 2013 In the past decades obesity has been a growing epidemic in American society among young adults but was overlooked for years. In 1999 James Behnke, the executive at Pillsbury made it his goal to make the emerging obesity epidemic a priority to the big food companies and show how to deal with it. This was merely the first step in his plan, he then wanted to impose industry wide limits on certain products pulling back the use of salt, sugar and fats from unhealthy foods. Many factors such as the marketing aspect contribute to the causes of obesity in today's society and can impact our decisions on what we eat. Despite being "concerned that obesity was becoming a major issue"
Then, Kroger’s analysis of the consumers also helps Disney to further analyse the market with more complete and updated information. E: Disney has spent one year and a half to prove that the project makes sense. 2. Is it a good idea for Disney to directly participate in the children’s food business? What we want to do first, is explaining what we understand for “directly participate”.