Ryan Witt Doug Peterson ENC1101 December 5, 2014 The Soda Ban Act With portion sizes at chain-restaurants skyrocketing 457 percent over the last 20 years, it’s not hard to believe that in 2030 an estimated 42 percent of Americans will be obese. Statistics like this are what began the Soda Ban’s evolution. In the efforts to “help people help themselves by simply saying ‘No.’” as Nadia Arumugam would say, the soda ban restricts or puts a limit on the size drink Americans can purchase at most food franchises. However, will restricting the public of what they desire ultimately control the consumption of sugary beverages? The world can only advance through education, thus the Soda Ban’s restriction on sugary drinks contributed towards a
Local business were losing their customers to the corporate businesses and being put out of business. Fast food is affecting our culture, education, and our health. Eric Schlosser talks about how fast food restaurants play a more important role in the American obesity epidemic than people realize. In the year 2000 Americans spent over $110 billion on fast food alone. Americans are spending more on fast food than higher education, computers, and new cars.
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. He made a point to show health concerns with being obese and eating fast food regularly, such as type two diabetes which has risen about twenty-five percent since 1994. This raise in diabetes also requires much funding for the United States to spend to try to find a cure. David explains how there is very few alternatives for the youth of America because those health alternatives are more expensive and harder to find. False advertising is also another unpleasant practice that fast food companies use to lure in costumers.
While some argued that it is the fault of food industries, and for some, fault of consumers, it can easily be resolved with two words: self-responsibility. Therefore, consumers are definitely the ones responsible for the current epidemic in this country. The first reason why consumers are responsible for America’s obesity epidemic is because consumers are the ones that choose what to eat and feed their children. There are many alternatives to fast food but most people rather not take their time to prepare for a healthier meal. In “The Battle against Fast Food Begins in Home”, author Daniel Weibtraub tries to convince parents to take a stand and fend off obesity in their homes.
Parents are the ultimate authority when it comes down to what their children eat. Of course they can’t all always see what their children eat, but if they teach them healthy eating habits they’re less likely to go for the wrong food choice. (junk food) “encourage these kinds of simple polices in the home, they might make some progress against the purveyors of fat food and cholesterol.” (Wientraub paragraph 6) Parents tell their children what to eat from birth they might as well teach them healthy eating habits. Exercise should be an essential part of life. Parents should teach their children good exercise habits as well.
However, the distraction cell phones bring to college students affects their education and ability to concentrate on the material at hand. So why have college students become so addicted to cell phones in the span of a decade? The idea that a person can communicate with virtually anyone in a few seconds is mind-boggling to conceive. Yet, this is not science fiction anymore, and society
The highest percent of obesity worldwide is amongst children. In Europe, officials are calling for food industries to set their own regulations, or face bans like the tobacco industry. McDonalds is trying to expand and reach new markets, but it is being threatened with social pressure from nutritionists and national governments. McDonald has been adjusting to this issue by adding new healthier options to its menus, adding balanced lifestyle messages into marketing campaigns, and by continuing to promote and raise funds for foundations aimed at helping children with life threatening illnesses. Question How should McDonald’s respond when ads promoting healthy lifestyles featuring Ronald McDonald are equated with Joe Camel and cigarette ads?
On many campuses, land lines have practically become obsolete. The sudden spike in cell phones on campus has brought several new scenarios to college life. All of those long-distance calls formerly made on dormitory land lines contributed to the funds of that particular school, so when cell phones began taking over, many school officials realized they needed to update with the times. Many universities have actually forgone the former technology of land lines in dorms, and currently offer students personalized cell phone plans. Since colleges are able to sign deals with big-name cell phone companies, campus cell phone plans are often reasonably priced.
The overseas Chinese played a pivotal role in the economic front for china because during period of national disasters, they would raise money. They also facilitated in the building of china’s infrastructure through the contributions to industrial programs such as building roads, bridges, schools, railways and contributed on other investments for the china. Their remittances to china were important because it was one of the main sources of income of households in china. The importance was also seen in the attempts by the Qing dynasty to get the support from the Chinese merchants through awards and recognition in their contribution to the Chinese economy. They helped the economy by buying Chinese products and boycotted foreign products.
Arguments and Main hypothesis (Concepts&measurements) 1. How various economic, cultural and political forces affect Chinese society reshaping during the globalization process. 2. Results of transformations in the economy and the society after Mao Tsetung. Brief Literature review: Answer to my puzzle ( Theories&inference) Articles about this topic: 1.