“Don’t Blame the Eater” In the article “Don’t Blame the Eater,” David Zinczenko claims that children’s lives today are taking a slow turn from being more nutritional to becoming more obese as the years pass by. Many single working parents work long hours and aren’t able to supervise their children with the nutritional aid that they need. Instead, they insist on low cost, high calorie foods to make ends meet. Zinczenko remind us that he was overweight as a child himself living with a single parent, but there could been other observations of food could’ve been chosen, instead of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and other fast food places. 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.
The current California lunch policy is not effective in changing student perspectives about nutrition and health. The current California lunch policy is not effective in some reasons. First kids will just bring their own lunches because it is hard to get rid of old habits, eating junk food. “After California government changed their policy of lunch system, students in Sonora High School bring their own lunches and they are even worse food than other junk food they used to sell. Inside of students bag, There werebag of Hot Cheetos and Doritos.
In his essay, “Don’t Blame the Eater” (They Say / I Say, Third Edition, 2014), David Zinczenko claims that the lack of information and healthier food options in the fast food industry are causing an outbreak in childhood obesity in todays society. He uses his own personal experiences with fast food and he lays out certain statistics to cater his thesis. David grabs the audience right away within his first paragraph by using a counter argument and then begins to describe his personal experience with fast food as a child. He shares his childhood experience by saying that living in a single parent household steered him in the direction of fast food like McDonalds and Taco Bell because there was no healthier alternatives (241). David continues on by giving some statistical evidence that the incidents of childhood diabetes is quickly escalating as well as the cost of related health care in America.
Many American eat such an unhealthy diet because American’s society is so fast paced, these days that it makes it difficult to cook one’s own meals, causing people to resort to buying fast food, which has little to no nutritional values. Fast food itself isn’t typically unhealthy when eating in moderation. The reason why so many Americans gain weight is, because they don’t do something after eating they eat large quantities of food. There several reason why Americans eat unhealthy diet. Average person determine what majority eat, they not concerned with their outward appearance and the companies.
Consumer’s are responsible for their selection in foods and if they chose to consue products that give no nutritional information that is on them. Zinczenko argues that lack of information given to the consumers about the food they are consuming is grounds to file lawsuits against the fast food vendors. Though there is truth to Mr. Zinczenko’s arguments, I disagree, with placing the blame on the fast food supplier’s. Consumer are responsible for . As far as healthier affordable alternatives, you pass just as many Subways, Jimmy Johns or Panera’s as you would a McDonalds.
“The core problem is that cooking is defined as work, and fast food is both a pleasure and a crutch. People really are stressed out with all that they have to do, and they don’t want to cook,” says Julie Guthman, associate professor of community studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz (Guthman). The scientists working behind your instant snack is what’s plumping the country everyday. Eric Schlosser of PBS explained the use of additives in food and their effect on people who ate there. “The flavors of childhood foods seem to leave an indelible mark, and adults often return to them, without always knowing why.
Prof. Neuman ENC 101 March 10, 2014 “Don’t Blame the Eater” Summary “Don’t Blame the Eater” by David Zinczenko points out how easy it is to go and buy unhealthy food. Due to the growing expense of the fast food industry, unhealthy food can be purchased at any fast food restaurant, but the numbers of nutritional restaurants are declining. If you drive down any street, you will find more than one fast food restaurant, but if you drive back up the block you will not find a place to buy healthy foods. As an obese child, David recalls the limited options of nutritional food in and outside of his household. Parents today are allowing their children to eat more fast food because it is fast, convenient and seemly affordable.
There should not be open campus at schools. The school would lose profits from the lunches, the food consumed by the students outside of school will most likely be unhealthy, and the students would not be under any supervision. Open campus would have a negative effect on schools and its students. The students would leave during lunchtime to get themselves McDonalds or Burger King to eat. Meanwhile, our already poor school loses profit to these fast food restaurants.
Like Weintrub says in his article “None of the…Ideas are likely to do much good until parents understand their role in fighting the problem” Which states that parents need to understand that its not up to other people, like McDonald’s sellers to prevent their kids from obesity. Parents allow their kids to keep eating junk food, or fatty foods, then start blaming fast food restaurants saying that its their fault that their kids are fat, when in fact its their own. Buying all their kids all that fat food, even though it’s cheap, is the reason the kids end up
Hate it hard. But don't blame McDonalds because you can't control your own life"(Klosterman). Klosterman nailed it with this point because people in the end make the choice to eat the food, or to not eat the food, simply put. Corporation and higher ranking business men could care less about the customers that enter and eat the food, only the money exiting their pocket and entering the McDonalds cash register. Yes, eating a whole new diet and getting away from fast food can be difficult, but Klosterman sums life up by saying "staying alive is hard", and it truly is with all the disease in the