There are abut 47 million people on food stamps. Also more than eighty percent of the people that are on food stamps have a monthly income that is below the poverty line( ). Food stamps have also taken a cut in how much money they give out. This has become a big problem because people on food stamps are already struggling enough as it is and then when the food stamp company takes more money away from a family it makes it even harder for them to get food and provide for their family. Food stamps are also not accepted everywhere.
English 102-1021 3 February 2014 Obesity in America There are more than 315 million people living in America, but only 3 percent are healthy. Everyday, people run through the streets of America to get in shape, but millions eat in fast food places around the country. One of the biggest problems is obesity. Even though government should not take over people’s freedom, the question still remains on whether the government should control someone’s diet or not. According to a “US News” article, over the past 30 years, obesity has increased from 13.4 percent to 34.3 percent.
Argumentative Essay for Food Stamp Reform The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) is supposed to provide benefits to low-income households to help them purchase food. In 2011, the federal government spent seventy eight billion dollars on the program. SNAP benefits are now administered through a convenient debit card called an EBT card. According to the US Department of Labor more than 46.6 Million Americans participated in SNAP in June 2012. SNAP national participation in June 2012 rose to 46,670,373 people, an increase of 173,162 people from May 2012.
In turn, some of the people who really are in a desperate need of financial provision are denied it, when its being given to those who can’t afford food for their family, but make sure they have the newest iPhone, or designer clothes. I think the priorities of the people now-a-days are very much different from those before. Work used to be a must, and to any extent would someone go to make sure their family was taken care of to the best of their abilities. Self-provided money bought the food on the table, and came before a new pair of jeans. Instead, a decent government-provided income buys food, and whatever money you have to yourself, whether from more governmental aid, or their own job, is spent on things of want, over need.
As far as healthier affordable alternatives, you pass just as many Subways, Jimmy Johns or Panera’s as you would a McDonalds. In this essay I will attempt to counter Zinczenko’s arguments by providing other alternatives for individuals who desire to eat healthier, explain why I feel filing a lawsuit against the vendors is really a way to place blame where it isn’t due. I will explain that Zinczenko bases his arguments based on his own personal situation and not sources such as surveys or polls. In conclusion I hope to explain how people themselves are to blame for their obesity. I will show how you do blame the Eater!!
Some kids would rather bring their own lunch than buy it at the school. As kids get older, they become more aware of their bodies and health concerns some of the other students have. According to an article called America’s Unhealthy Lifestyle by Ellyn Sanna in 2006, if a kid is overweight, he may have a possibility of diabetes and asthma. About half of the food a student eats in a day is at school. Parents have to share the blame for unhealthy food choices their children make.
I found that this was interesting because I did not know that on average only 7.6% of adults between the ages of 19-23 get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day. This would explain why 60% percent of all Americans are either overweight or obese. After the thirtieth day of Morgan Spurlock’s experiment, he had gained 24.5 pounds and increased his overall body mass by 13%. After stopping his experiment, it took several months to lose all of the weight that he had gained and to return to a normal healthy weight. I believe that although this experiment was very helpful it would have been scary for to have “catastrophic liver damage” or to be overweight because it would cause your heart to work harder and cause it to wear out faster.
Vending machines can also be implemented with other things other than just chips, cookies and other junk foods like that. There are vending machines that are refrigerated so these schools can also put in things like bags of carrots or a bag of sliced apples. As Grainger, Corbett, Senauer, and Runge stated, “Simply offering nutritious foods does not necessarily improve students’ diets, if the foods are not appealing. Students will avoid these choices or leave them uneaten. There are certainly outlined strategies to increase the appeal of school lunches and breakfasts, suggesting that schools expand the offerings available, allow student input in food service decisions, improve the
19-45). If the intake of these foods and drinks is not controlled on a daily basis the results in the child contracting Type 2 Diabetes. Though it is not a very common it affects 1-15 per 100,000 children; almost all are obese (Daniel, 2006, pp. 47-67). With seventy percent of mothers returning to the workforce, the parents of obese children have a hard time regulating the food intake (HuffPost Health, 2010).
With jam packed schedules, we don’t allow ourselves time to make healthy meals at home. Instead, we opt for the super size or big kid meal because it’s fast and easy. This is the very reason, I believe, for America’s obesity situation as it is today. One study showed that, children who are obese are more likely to die before the age of 55 than of a child who is not obese. The study also stated that a child with high blood pressure is likely to die before reaching 55 (New York Times, 2010).