The steady rise of obesity rates in the United States is most definitely something Americans should be concerned with. This modern epidemic is causing people young and old to fear what they consume. Who to blame for this epidemic is still undecided. The many fast food chains spending billions of dollars in advertising yearly is certainly a problem, but they are not fully to blame either. So who is at fault?
Junk food affects children greatly as well. Children ages 8-12 see junk food ads on TV an average of 21 a day, or 7,600 a year. Teenagers see slightly fewer, 17 a day, or about 6,000 a year; and children ages 2-7 see the fewest, 12 a day or 4,400 a year. About one-third of children and teens in the USA are overweight or on the brink of becoming so, government data show. Children who eat a lot of junk food tend to be obese, and childhood obesity is a serious matter.
It can be because of many different reasons. A lot of the reasons can be physiological. Recent Studies show that the average American eats Fast food because psychological reasons like advertisement, Binge eating, and the inexpensiveness. Binge eating is probably the worse psychological reason why American eats fast food. Binge eating is a serious eating disorder in which you frequently consume unusually large amounts of food.
After a few week using food from giant McDonald's three times a day Spurlock feels bad and is getting weigh very quickly. What is surprising in this experiment is that fact that he is gain weight faster and feels worse than itself could have predicted, his team of doctors who are supervise his health have to stop him from this experiment after they observe the abnormality in his liver and other organs. This experiment in the field of dietetics raises an important question: is really like eating fast food foods cause dramatic multiplication of the number of people suffering from obesity? What actually make the food like fast food to be so unhealthy for us? There are other factors involved?
Obesity in America is becoming more and more common, and some are beginning to wonder if there is a specific reason for this. Recently there have been many lawsuits against McDonalds for knowingly selling unhealthy foods and it has given some the impression that they have something to do with this problem. But is McDonalds the problem, or is it the choices Americans are now making? Documentarian, Morgan Spurlock, explored the effects of the fast food industry by using himself as a guinea pig for an experiment in which he eats McDonald’s food for 30 days. Even though Spurlock makes many valid points in his documentary, I still believe that the eating habits of Americans today are based on their own choices and they should be responsible for those choices.
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.
When I say health, It means the overweight. For example people in United States eat fast food everyday and kids are more motivating to eat this kind of food. Being overweight is a big problem nowadays. It isn't healthy because people in many cases suffer with heart problems and respiratory problems. In the shools people eat fast food and you see many kids who are overweight.
Moreover, they give rise to both physical problems and mental problems to people. Fast food industry targets on young people through putting advertisements in public schools, which causes a large amount of obesity. Because these problems aroused people’s awareness of meat supply safety, they lead to suicides among cattle ranchers. Nevertheless, fast food industry is “a new evil empire” (Shaw 78), it provides good amount of employment to people. Fast food is close to our lives.
Almost all junk food is high in sugar and calories. Diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer is caused by our American diet. I do not want my children to grow up in a country where large corporations and the government have no regard for public health. This is why I propose a complete ban of junk food from schools and a 100% tax on junk food purchases with the revenue generated going to subsidize healthy foods. One of the biggest problems with junk food is that it is readily available and cheap.
Case summary for 2-7 McDonald’s and Obesity Summary Obesity among children is increasing rapidly not only in the United States but throughout the nations around the globe. The problem of childhood obesity is imputed to the marketers. Majority of the affected parties believed that the fast-food chains were part of this health crisis and even thought that the advertisements made by these companies were also to be blamed. McDonalds struggle towards improving its image as it relates to obesity trends rising globally. The highest percent of obesity worldwide is amongst children.