As many people would recognize, there is a rising obesity problem in America and there are many influences that could contribute to this. Fast food is not the healthiest choice but, they should not be to blame for making children obese. In David Zinczenko’s “Don’t Blame the Eater” he talks about how the obese population is blaming fast food companies for their health situations. He begins his argument with what he observes as a ridiculous headline, which is that kids are suing McDonalds for being fat. 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.
The Fast Food Industry is responsible for obesity in America as they have many fast food restaurants typically many within a small radius providing cheap easy solutions to societies hunger. David Zinczenko, a writer for The New York Times, describes marketing powers in his assessment "Don't Blame the Eater" he states that just about all fast food restaurants falsely advertise their foods and pass to many as a "healthy" meal choice but little do people know is that they are still extremely unhealthy foods that should not be included in anybody's diet what so ever. There has been many varieties of marketing techniques developed over the years of the fast food industry's attempts to persuade others to eat at their establishments. The fact that the foods they are extremely unhealthy for people of all ages from kids to adults is helping to cause obesity throughout America although some may be aware of the risks the average American still continues to eat out at fast food establishments along with the family giving the fast food industry a chance to get the entire family hooked for life. Going to fast food restaurants to prove his theory about how horrible fast food restaurants are for the human body.
For this reporter, evaluating the burger first-hand was problematic: I’ve been a vegetarian for more than a dozen years. So I tried calling some expert tasters. Pulitzer Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold says he doesn’t much care for Five Guys — he finds the burger “boring” — but understands why people like them. “There’s that goopeyness, and it does fit that kind of American profile.” Gilmore, the marketing consultant, calls the burgers “a couple pounds of carnivorous pleasure.” Then he adds, “It’s almost enough to make me feel sad for
As we all know, the most popular fast-food restaurant in the world also has the reputation for being the unhealthiest place around. McDonald's is a favorite of many households in America and it seems that today people can't get enough of it. In the documentary called Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock attempts to prove that the effects of eating Big Macs, supersized fries, and half-gallons of coke can be extremely dangerous to one's health. Spurlock goes through a thirty day adventure of eating only McDonald's food. He effectively shows to doctors, himself, and his audience that, fast-food eating Americans are in danger of destroying their health.
Supersize Me documentary by Morgan Spurlock America has the Fattest people in the entire world! Sad to think about really. A lot of people are blaming the fast food chains and restaurants so a man named Morgan Spurlock decides to go out on a 30 day bing of nothing but McDonalds food. He chooses McDonalds because they are the biggest fast food chain. This is some of the information that I took from this excellent documentary.
Fast Foods: Who's to Blame? Many people who consume junk food are blaming fast food restaurants for their obesity and the decisions they make. Shouldn't this be the consumer's responsibility? Or should fast food restaurants have to deal with the decisions the consumers make? The article, "The battle against fast food begins in the home" by Daniel Weintraub, explains how people are blaming McDonalds and other fast food restaurants such as Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut for their obesity.
After a hard day of work most people want a quick and easy dinner so they automatically think of eating out for the night. There are some who do blame Taco Bell and McDonalds because of their high fat foods. Parents are the ones responsible for what their kids eat in my eyes. They can help their family and themselves by bringing home more healthier food and "accept their role in fighting the problem"(Weintraub 11). When a family goes out to eat out at McDonalds, they buy meals that are extremely over portioned or "meals that can easily make up to half of their recommended daily intake of calories"(Brownlee 1).
KGF undergoes rigorous Food Safety Assessment every 3 months by an independent food safety consultant, Stephen Davidson of Food Safety Management Solutions. The Food Pyramid shown is a simple tool to demonstrate the consideration that is given to menu preparation in conjunction with the “Nutrition Checklist for the Long Day Care Menu Planning”. All children must eat a certain amount of carbohydrate (pasta, bread etc), lean protein, fresh vegetables, fruit and dairy per day. Our morning and afternoon tea items are made with a high percentage of wholemeal flour and grains and are heavily fruit based. There is a very minimal amount, if any, of sugar or salt added to our menu items.
Is obesity today in America Caused by the Food Industry? Name and Age: Amanda Keller 17 years old Grade and School: High School Senior at Itineris Early College High School The essay Is the Food Industry the Problem or the Solution? by Dale Buss is about obesity in America today and whether the food industry is responsible for the high increase in obese Americans. If you ask this simple question, it is easy blame obesity on what we eat, but when you look deeper into the problem you will find that the food industry is spending millions searching for consumer’s solutions to prevent childhood obesity, but we are finding that the problem is ultimately caused by what we as parents or children decide to consume or choices of activity. A cause
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.