Rochdi Ammar DRE-098-N2 Zaneta summers 15 April, 2014 Eat Healthy! Diet and nutrition form the major determinants of population health. Across America, majority of people do not comply with recommendations regarding intakes of energy, sodium, fruits, saturated fat, and vegetables. The extent to which food is available determines the eating habits. Because food availability depends on an individual’s capacity to buy or produce the food, financial power will determine what kinds of foods one can get; therefore, the rich will access most of the foods as the poor struggle to them or lack them after all.
("Store Wars," n.d., Big store, business practices section, para. 1).The low prices may be great for the economy, but that's about all walmart is doing for America. For people who work at Walmart, in order to make ends meet, they usually have to work at two different jobs. Their significant other usually has to work, too. Not enough money and too much stress lowers the quality of life that people have, and their standards of living also drop, as they are forced to get by with cheap, low-quality items (Nickels, McHugh & McHugh, 2010).
This responsibility also needs to be the leading factor in the lawsuits that are being filed against fast food companies because of childhood obesity. We are all aware of the health risks associated with eating these kind of meals and although children are left with little choice at times as to what to prepare themselves for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there are healthier alternatives for preparing meals which are also cheaper to purchase than fast food. With all the information available on the Internet, brochures at fast food restaurants and other nutrition tips at these establishments we need to hold ourselves responsible for our health and stop blaming the fast food
So since they have low income they only thing they can do is go buy fast food. Arken and Houston also state more causes of obesity in the inner-city, “Obesity is determined by many factors (e.g inactivity, high-fat diet cultural preference)”(2).The culture the parents put their child in is basically by forced because of their living situation. With the low income it’s hard for the African American people to take their child to get health insurance, so they can’t receive advice from the medical establishment on how to prevent obesity. In, “Facing Up to Childhood Obesity” Phillips states the effects of inactivity in Great Britain. Arken and Houston do the same in Obesity in Inner-City African
P America’s Obesity Crisis Obesity has plagued America. Poor food choices and sedentary lifestyles are two accelerants which continue to fuel this fire. I view this as a lack of responsibility of ones self. As adults, we need to be held accountable for the choices we make. While fast food is convenient and sometimes even more affordable than preparing a meal at home, overindulgence in such behavior is directly linked to adverse health problems.
In fact, it is more so a problem than in other countries. Francine Prose tries to decipher the various reasons why obesity has grown to the forefront of problems associated with today. The author explains that society gives too much to people in terms of different variety of food. There is food around us all the time and it is very tempting not to eat it, “schools and employers might forbid the sale of junk food on campus and in offices” (Prose 212), which is hard to image that this can be done. The author suggests that society should stop giving people junk food and it can help stop obesity.
I agree with Zinczenko on his critical viewpoint on how he looks at the fast food industry. Fast food is part of the blame because most of them are not healthy and are bad for consumers. The calories of a Big Mac, medium fry, and a medium Coke are almost equivalent to the daily intake of these industry’s consumers. Zinczenko uses the analogy of a simple salad we would assume is healthy. Our fast food industry needs to provide these nutritional facts in easy reach for their customers.
This causes a problem because fruits and vegetables do not stay ripe forever. Therefore many families will buy foods that are able to be froze or have a longer shelf life. These foods are normally processed or unhealthy. Another issue for families that live in a food desert is the money it takes to travel to a grocery store. Driving 45 miles to a store equals a total of 90 miles.
This means that they need different types of nutrition’s. For example since their metabolism tend to burn the food faster they need some type of heavy food but not too heavy so soon their metabolism won’t be able to break it down; which will cause them to gain weight. Pollan does point out in his book how fast food is not very healthy and how it is a poor quality of food. I am here to correct what he said towards fast food. Fast food can be good for you if you eat the fast food correctly.
Welfare (as we know it), had not yet been created as a safety net for those suffering from hunger. Almost a quarter of the work force, 13 to 15 million people, (or more than 20% of the population at that time), were out of work in 1933. Many of these people depended on soup kitchens as their primary source of nutrition during the financial crisis in the 1930’s. (History.Com). It’s difficult to overeat when food is scarce throughout the