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.
Some popular and well known junk foods that we teenagers love are: Chewing gum (if not sugar free), any candy related to chocolate, cookies, potato chips, Drink lots of sodas including energy drinks, and eating at any fast food restaurants that are close by. When it comes to junk foods and drinks, learning how to control yourself is hard, but important at the same time. Nutritious meals are often being missed and replaced with these foods that are high in sugar and high in fat. Controlling what you eat is very important. When making your own food choices, junk food can have an effect on your appearance.
The article, "The battle against fast food begins in the home" by Daniel Weintraub, explains how people are blaming McDonalds and other fast food restaurants such as Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut for their obesity. The author disagrees with the blaming that people are doing. I also disagree. People are blaming and sueing the fast food restaurants for the decision they have made of being unhealthy. They are making comments such as, "The problem of obesity is so staggering, so out of control, that we have to do something."
Tonya Masters Brandon Anderson February 3rd, 2012 “How America’s Children Pack on the Pounds” The United States today has an overall problem with food consumption. Obesity is an on-going and uprising issue among us. When thinking about this problem, finger pointing at restaurants such as McDonalds and Taco Bell is simple. In reality, it can be argued it’s our lifestyles that are really to blame. In an article called How America’s Children Packed on the Pounds, by Jeffrey Kluger, he digs deeper into the rooted issues of children’s obesity.
Politics of Food Essay #1 In Wendell Berry’s essay, “The pleasures of eating”, he goes into great detail about how people have become lazy and very ignorant about where their food comes from or what they are actually eating. He also goes into detail about how we are eating unhealthy foods as well. Even though most of the things that are sold at a supermarket or a store contain unhealthy things. At first glance, my diet may seem more on the healthy side. My mom looks at the ingredients in whatever she is going to but before she buys it.
Without having the correct amount of fresh and nutritious food, it can be and extremely deadly, because without the correct vitamins and minerals it is impossible to survive. A great example of inequity would be the movie “The hunger games” Food inequity is explored against a fictional backdrop, where food shortages are epidemic across 12 Districts of the nation of Panem, Everybody of the 12 districts have to have hunt their own food and fight to survive while the sponsors and produces of the television show “The hunger game” get to live in luxury, and get to eat whatever they want when they want. Do you wake up hungry, and not knowing when your next meal will be? Well one in six of us, will wake up hungry and hoping they will eat that day. There are 10 groups among Australia which may experience food inequity, Aboriginals and indigenous people, people on low income or the employed, the elderly, people in rural areas, women and children, people with disabilities, people which are chronically ill, people which have dementia, homeless people and alcohol and drug uses.
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).
Persuasive Essay Whether out of convenience, boredom, or crave, a trip to a fast food restaurant nowadays takes a heavy toll on one’s health cloaked by a satisfying feeling. Fast food restaurants of all variations have emerged throughout the country since the opening of A&W in 1919. As time progressed big business owners behind multinational fast-food chains such as McDonald’s, Burger King & KFC have significantly altered the ingredients of their product to serve customers a more addictive tasting item. Fast food’s high fat & sugar contents can negatively affect human wellness in longevity if one does not limit or completely eliminate their trips to drive-thru windows and dine in counters. Usually ingredients in today’s products are modified so that an item may a taste a certain way, look a certain way or keep from spoiling for a long period of time.
Fast Food Restaurants Effect on Obesity Obesity is a health problem for overweight people in this country, as American's all we can do is deny the truth, or block out the thoughts in our heads .What we need to realize though is that being overweight and dealing with obesity is not the path we want to lay out for ourselves. It’s the way we eat unhealthy that makes us regret the way we look or that leads to other severe health problems. "One-third of children and two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese, posing a daunting public-health challenge. Those adults are more likely to develop serious illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. "(Preventing obesity, Mantel, pg1).
The easy way out to being healthy and eating right for ones body, fast food has plagued the nation especially with diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and even strokes or heart attacks. A question is now posed of whether or not fast foods should be fed to children, in substitute of their regular lunches at school. These kids are what seem like innocent victims because of their naivety towards the real problems with fast food. The problems with this quick fix in school cafeterias are that students would become obese, they would develop bad habits, and that the school would be advertising for these companies. “More than 70 percent of obese adolescents retain their overweight and obese condition even during their adulthood” (What Are Children Munching On?).