It has been said that obesity will even surpass smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in America. Children are also at risk of becoming overweight or obese. The total amount of people that eat fast food on a daily basis is a frightening, one in four Americans. McDonalds alone represents a total of forty-three percent of the total United States fast food market. Spurlock’s health prior to eating an all McDonalds’ meal for thirty days was above average.
Writing Plan: Essay #__2______ Introduction: Approach to start (Hook or Attention-Grabber) | Why should the government control what we eat? They want to control what we eat because there’s so many kids obesity in America. | ThesisStatement | The government has some point to want to control what we eat. The obesity rate in America is very high. The government should have regulation on the fast food industry.
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.
In addition, this movie shows the ways schools are affecting obesity in their students. Vending machines are one of the main reasons. Some schools have banned soda vending machines and even prohibited students from bringing soda. Furthermore, Super-Size Me gives awareness about the consumption of fast food. Forty percent of American meals are eaten out of the house.
BACKGROUND- SuperSize Me is a 2004 documentary film by award winning playwright Morgan Spurlock . Conceived when he learned two teenage girls were suing McDonalds for making them obese, Spurlock endeavors to document the physical and psychological changes that can result from fast food. The premise is to eat only McDonald's food for 30 days as well as limit his fitness regime to that of the average american. Meals, doctors appoints and interviews with leading experts are filmed in an effort to present McDonalds as a hazard to our nutritional well being. Statistics show that today, 2013, more americans can be classified as obese than ever before.
Memorandum: Hollywood Reporter Critical Review of the film “Super Size Me” The Film: The controversial documentary film, “Super Size Me”, released in 2004 by Morgan Spurlock, criticizes the McDonald’s corporation and the way their food impacts society. With America’s fast growing obesity rate being at an all time high, Spurlock took initiative and conducted an unscientific experiment to personally experience the effects of daily fast food consumption. For 30 days, three times a day, Spurlock consumes McDonald’s choosing to supersize his meal every time. And all without any exercise at all. Being monitored by three physicians; a general practitioner, a cardiologist, and a gastroenterologist, Spurlock kept track of how his health was being harmed each and every day to prove his point that McDonald’s, as well as every fast food restaurant, isn’t the best choice of nutritional 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?
For example, it shows us the risks of eating fast food, specifically McDonald’s fast food. Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald’s fast food for thirty days straight. He gained 25 pounds and also doubled his chances for heart disease. It took Morgan 14 months to lose his extra weight and he said it was nothing close to being easy. In addition, this movie shows the ways schools are affecting obesity in their students.
Supersize Me is a great movie that showed people how fast food affects our health and lives. Americans are growing fatter with each passing day. Morgan Spurlock of New York City decided to tackle one aspect of this problem with his idea of studying the McDonald’s way by limiting his intake of food for one month to only McDonald’s and filming this adventure. The purpose of this movie was to prevent people from eating fast-food by showing how fast fast-food can change your lifestyle, not in a good way. The result of the movie finds that the McDonalds way is a super highway to fat city.
Critical Analysis Essay “Food Cops on the Prowl” Obesity is one of the most serious problems of the childhood in the present. There are a lot of reasons to lead the obesity in young people. The article “Food Cops on the Prowl” pointed out the marketing of food companies is one of the important causes of childhood obesity. According to Pierce Hollingsworth (2004), there was so many causes lead to childhood obesity, not only the food marketing. He showed some causes of childhood obesity, and he thought that people should care more about the other causes.