False advertising is also another unpleasant practice that fast food companies use to lure in costumers. Some of these practices include no warning labels on advertisements like there are on dangerous things like tobacco and confusing labels on food served that lead customers into eating more calories than intended. David Zinczenko advocates that it is some of the fast food companies fault for the decline in America’s general health. At the end, David chooses not to complain about the legalities, but instead encourages us to let the justice system do its work. In the article David Zinczenko discusses “Shouldn't we know better than to eat two meals a day in fast-food restaurants” we the people of America should know by now that it is
Personal Responsibility This article is titled “Don’t Blame the Eater” and is written by David Zinczenko. He writes about how the fast food industry takes advantage of the younger generations because of their ignorance and their lack of parental supervision. He talks about how he can sympathize with the fat people who are suing the fast food industries because he himself was obese as a child. He writes “By the age of 15, I had packed 212 pounds of torpid teenaged tallow on my once lanky 5-foot-10 frame.” He blames the fast food industry for the weight he obtained while he was young complaining about the lack of choices he had. He argues that kids, especially teenagers, have no other alternative claiming
In his article, “Don’t Blame the Eater” (New York Times, November 23, 2002), David Zinczenko asserts that fast food industries need to manage the weight because it is leading to obesity among people who are visiting them. He begins with his personal experience; how he used eat from fast food places. Zinczenko’s parents were split, mom was working long hours a day, and he was fed on fast food every day twice. The author uses statistic and example as an evidence to prove the down side of fast food industries therefore; the reader can understand and have sympathy for him. Initially, Zincenko is declaring that fast food companies are contributing to obesity because of lack of alternatives.
McDonald's molded it's marketing tactics on Disney which inspired icons for advertising such as Ronald McDonald. Schlosser also mentions that 80% of sponsored textbooks are biased toward the sponsor and 30% of high schools offer fast food in their cafeterias. Most packaging done for the fast food meat industry is done my the immigrant labor force. Injury for workers who hold these jobs are among the highest of any other occupation in the United States. Many unsanitary and just plain disgusting routine procedures of this industry are unknown to most consumers.
Nevertheless the documentary is extremely biased, it makes the fast food companies looks like enemies and it doesn’t even give a point of view which could go against his ideas. Furthermore the article very direct and visual approach is very effective, the viewer certainly captures Spurlock’s message that fast food is very harmful for everyone’s health. Summary According to the documentary the number of “fat” people in the United States is increasing at a nonstop rate, and the fast food companies wash their hands on the problem. The documentary focus on Spurlock’s diet, which only consists of Mc Donald’s menu items. Spurlock during this month experiences not only an increase in
I believe that David Zinczenko in his article submitted to the New York Times “Don’t Blame The Eater” makes a good case for how society should be concerned about a generation facing a lifetime of childhood obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart diseases and other related health complications. However I find that I feel personal responsibility should be the governing factor in this matter. Mr. Zinczenko asks in his article “ Shouldn’t we know better than to eat two or more meals a day in a fast food restaurant? ” Yes we should because although specific warning labels aren’t found on fast food packaging we’ve known for years that fast food consumption on a daily basis is hazardous to your health. There’s information readily available about childhood obesity as stated in Zinczenko’s article where he notes that “Before 1994, diabetes in children was generally caused by genetic disorder-only about 5 percent of childhood cases were obesity-related, or Type 2 diabetes.
Essay responding to the articles of Radly Balko and David Zinczenko In the reading “ Don`t blame the eater “ David Zinczenko talks about obesity, growing as a result of fast food eating and he argues about whose responsibility this is . Is it the food company`s responsibility for not providing accurate nutrition information, or is the costumer`s responsibility, especially teenagers, for eating fast food meals on a daily basis ? David Zinczenko relates himself to these kids by telling about his personal experience and how the separation of his parents affected his lifestyle by making fast food his only available option to get affordable meals. Another reason that makes people become more addicted to fast food, other than
Hillori Graham Mary Sue Prangley English 150 September 22, 2014 Summary of, “Don’t Blame the Eater” In the article, “Don’t Blame the Eater,” David Zinczenko suggests that the fast food companies, especially McDonald’s, are responsible for making children obese and sick. Fast food companies are opening themselves to lawsuits by families that believe the fast food industry is not being forthcoming about their products. That they are being deceitful in their advertisements. He emphasizes that before 1994, only 5 percent of American children were diagnosed with obesity related type 2 diabetes. He reminds us that now, “type 2 diabetes accounts for at least 30 percent of all new childhood cases of
Madden 1 Harvey Madden Mrs. Crabtree English 101 Nov. 10th, 2012 Who’s to Blame? David Zinczenco, the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health Magazine wrote, “Don’t Blame the Eater.” In his reading he cites the irresponsible actions of fast food establishments, such as marketing to young kids, not providing nutritional facts completely, being responsible for obesity and poor health issues in many Americans today. This poses the question. Can they be held accountable? In all reality, maybe it is the lack of concern and the love of financial gain that these establishments thrive off of.
People should cut back on junk food, because it's a waste of money, lack of nutrients, and it can lead to serious sickness. Waste of Money First of all, people should cut back junk food because it's a waste of money. The junk food they are selling at stores and fast food restaurants are often high in fat, calories, sugar, sodium, or caffeine. Residents of the United States spend more on fast food in a year than they do on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and records combined. Americans shelled out more than $110 billion on burgers, fried chicken, and the like in 2000, compared with $6 billion in 1970.