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.
Necessary alternative include a change in individual behavior and increase in education for people to understand the benefits and risk of obesity and how they can change. Continuing to provide interventions in schools and workplaces that allow healthier food choices and places that encourage more physical exercise (Sinfield, Baker, Pollard, & Yee, 2013). A global change needs to be done in order to change the agriculture of obesity and the government is the most importance asset in reversing the obesity epidemic because the government is the barrier that
Goodman argues that the weight changes are due to the environment, not due to self-control, and that “personal responsibility is not a free pass for corporate irresponsibility”.(p. 8) This is highly convincing as she supported her arguments effectively with the example of Kraft, maker of cookies macaroni and cheese, which pledge to help fight against obesity. (p. 8) Kraft is an apt example of how companies can use advertising to manipulate people’s willpower, since it is apparent that Kraft themselves are contributing to the rising obesity rates, and at the same time, getting people to support them. This argument is in line with her stand throughout the article, where she states that as much as personal responsibility do have a part to play in causing the rising obesity rates, environmental factors play a much major role. Companies have the ability to convince and influence people’s mindset and willpower, and it is due to this very reason that environmental factors are thus the main cause of the rising obesity rate.
She admits that the job of changing America's bad eating habits will be a big task to handle. There would be tremendous push back from food corporations, conservative politicians such as Palin and the American people themselves. She feels the best way to get people eating right is to make it seem like a very appealing choice instead of enforcing laws(404). Birkenstein, Cathy, and Russel K. Durst. "They Say/I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing: With Readings.
| | My ethical position for the world hunger is the moral relativism because it offers no moral guidance. It merely tells us that any particular action would be approved by one group, but denounced by another.The world hunger is a very broad and controversial issue but let's start with some questions:What should those of us in affluent nations do to help impoverished countries and individuals, especially those facing episodic or endemic hunger? It just slightly changes it. We should now ask: “Are we obliged to insure that they have adequate food entitlements?” That requires us to ask several derivative questions: do we have obligations to encourage (or coerce) their governments to enhance their entitlements? Are we obligated to establish ongoing trade relations with these countries to enhance their citizens’ entitlements?Do we have obligations to send food or to help distribute food when the country cannot do so on its own?
He viewed the problems of fast food causing obesity as being more toward person responsibility. As he sees it, people are now bringing “government between you and your waistline.” This is backed up by politicians across the chart. George Bush marked “$200 million in his budget for anti-obesity measures.” With the government as talking about creating a fat-tax on foods with high calories. He believes that this is not the way to go. His thoughts lean toward having the government more involved with creating a sense of personal responsibility of our own health and the way we eat.
I completely agree with Weintraub and believe that they should take more responsibility. I’ll admit that fast food advertisements play a big role in child obesity. But not big enough to overpower the kids’ parents; at least, it shouldn’t. According to David Barboza’s “If you Pitch it, They will Eat”, “most big food companies, despite some promises to offer healthier foods and in some cases to limit marketing in schools, deny that they are to blame for the
Our genetic makeup affects an extensive range of chemical functions in our body and may affect your weight in various ways including your metabolism, hormones and body fat disposition. While there is widespread acceptance that hereditary factors might predispose to human obesity, it is frequently assumed that such factors would influence metabolic rate or the selective partitioning of excess calories into fat. However, it is notable that, thus far, all monogenic defects causing human obesity actually disrupt hypothalamic pathways and have a profound effect on satiety and food intake. To conclude, the evidence we have to date suggests that the major impact of genes on human obesity is just as likely (or perhaps more likely) to directly impact on hunger, satiety and food intake rather than metabolic rate or nutrient partitioning. At the risk of oversimplification, it seems that from an aetiological/genetic standpoint, human obesity appears less a metabolic than a neuro-behavioural disease.
When a doctor provides medication for obesity, should childhood obesity then be labeled as a disease if it can be prevented? The facts show that due to environmental and genetics obesity can be prevented if parental guidance is evident and exercise is utilized properly. Childhood obesity is a serious growing problem in our nation. If people had the facts of obesity, eat healthier, and made time to exercise efficiently one could live a longer, happier, and healthy life. “Our children are our future.” Childhood obesity will continue to influence the next few generations with knowledge of the BMI criteria associated health issues with the now called disease America could live a healthier happy life.
They must take responsibility for their health and well-being, and stand up for what is right and necessary. There has to be balance between the two. For instance, in our reading by Radley Balko, “What You Eat Is Your Business,” he states that it is entirely up to an individual to make the right choices, and that too much government interference is contributing to the problem. He’s right, but not in the way he presents it. The government is interfering in exactly the wrong way, that is to say, they advocate for the very issues that makes America fat, such as allowing pharmaceutical companies to thrive off of our obesity related illnesses and allowing companies like Monsanto to poison our food and limit our options for healthy fruits and