Children need guidance in developing social competency to meet need, deal with stress, accept themselves for their strengths and weaknesses, and recognize how the media and popular culture influence their decisions. Lawsuits have been made over the year against these fast food places blaming them for their children’s obesity. They suggest that if there were healthier food choices and food labels on the food then maybe the obesity rate wouldn’t be so high. While he has valid points, he overlooks the personal viewpoint of the parents and their own self responsibility. Zinczenko claims that “Many single parents claim that working long hours and having low income contributes to why their children eat the way they do” (153).
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.
Americans should pay attention to what they eat, which happens to be the over-all message in both of their articles, yet I disagree with apportion of Pollan’s voice. He says that we should also avoid unfamiliarity, unpronounceable things and to avoid health claims (428-430). Most foods today are made with unfamiliar ingredients and we cannot always find good food. Americans need to look at how they eat, what they eat, and when they eat it or the society as a whole will become much less healthy. Laura Fraser says that Americans have become careless in their eating habits and try everything to make themselves looks skinnier which can range from diets to surgery in order to look better.
English 101 5/20/15 Will the Government Regulate our Meals? Obesity is becoming a more prominent issue in the United States as time progresses, but why is it happening? Well, the main factors of obesity are poor eating habits, an absence of physical activity, and bad nutritional standards. Economic growth and modernization could very well be a factor in the increase of obesity because a majority of our meals are cheap, convenient, and processed for today’s Americans. However the food we eat is high in fat and sodium and lack the nutrition needed to lead a healthy life.
Many American eat such an unhealthy diet because American’s society is so fast paced, these days that it makes it difficult to cook one’s own meals, causing people to resort to buying fast food, which has little to no nutritional values. Fast food itself isn’t typically unhealthy when eating in moderation. The reason why so many Americans gain weight is, because they don’t do something after eating they eat large quantities of food. There several reason why Americans eat unhealthy diet. Average person determine what majority eat, they not concerned with their outward appearance and the companies.
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.
They think raising taxes on junkfood will help obesity becuase not as many people will buy it. This is a bad idea, let me tell you why. The government has already tried this with tobacco products becuase they thought if they raised taxes on tabacco people would quit using them because they were too expensive. It didn't work though people just paid the extra taxes. Here are a few more reasons why its a bad idea.
Brownlee puts the blame on the fast food industries as she explains that it is their fault for distorting portions sizes. With the intake of increasing meal sizes, individuals have begun to think larger portions of food is necessary in order to feel full. As Brownlee accuses fast food industries for the increased weight of the population, writer for the New York Times David Barboza, does the same. In his article “If You Pitch It, They Will Eat”, Barboza shoots right for the fast food industry as he remarks on the influence advertising has on the media. He writes in his article, “Big food makers such as McDonalds are finding every imaginable way to put their names in front of children.” He pulls the attention of the reader to the impact advertising and fast food industries have on individuals.
The Food Industry in America Whether it’s juicier, bigger, crunchier, sweeter, saltier, or whatever the phrase the food industry and its around-the-clock marketing tactics has been a major cause of the obesity epidemic in recent decades. The result of Americans constant exposure to today's 'eat more' food culture has been to get people to desire high-calorie foods and to get them to become overeaters. Clearly the food industry’s tactics are working, America is fat and people everywhere know it. The food industry is corrupt. 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.
Don’t Blame the Eater. In his article “Don’t Blame the Eater”, David Zinczenko complains about fast food companies that spend billions of dollars on advertising and marketing their products instead of providing more information about negative side effects of fast food to people. His own experience of getting 212 pounds by age 15 confirms how dangerous fast food might be, especially for children and teenagers. The author indicts those companies, because there is no information about the calories, health hazards and warning labels on the packages. David Zinczenko believes that fast food companies are the only reason of children’s obesity.