English 101 5/20/15 Will the Government Regulate our Meals? Obesity is becoming a more prominent issue in the United States as time progresses, but why is it happening? Well, the main factors of obesity are poor eating habits, an absence of physical activity, and bad nutritional standards. Economic growth and modernization could very well be a factor in the increase of obesity because a majority of our meals are cheap, convenient, and processed for today’s Americans. However the food we eat is high in fat and sodium and lack the nutrition needed to lead a healthy life.
Kids see that and feel like having that much fun so they start consuming junk food as well. Slowly they get addicted to it. This is where the trouble starts. It should not be sold in school because we can't see the effects of soda but it affects your inner body. It does affect our outer body too but a little that you can not feel it.
We feel Obesity is caused by peoples eating habits but the greasy, fattening food available to them isn’t helping either. Many people are at risk with health because of their Obesity but there are many ways to change so grab an apple and have fun! Bibliography "Teen Obesity." Best Doctors in California, Physicians in California. Web.
The morality of the issue definitely helps to convince readers that the government holds the responsibility on obesity. In addition, their evidence also includes a comparison of the personal responsibility argument with obesity to the personal responsibility argument for Big Tobacco. This comparison works well as they state how “the nation tolerated personal-responsibility arguments from Big Tobacco for decades, with disastrous results” (Brownell and Nestle 525).
I look at it as an addiction for most and a disease for some. I would not say that it is our fault per say, but how we are raised and all the media and advertisements that we see every day. I mean look at others countries, not one has an overweight problem near as bad as the United States. America is spoiled; there is nothing else to it! Obesity is taking a giant toll on Americans, if we work together, maybe this can soon come to end.
The other way is helping adolescents, teenagers, and young adults only to associate themselves with peer groups that can only positively influence their values and behaviors when growing up. Advertisements should also be made in such as the way they only reach their intended target market while at the same time encouraging people to drink responsibly. New and better laws, policies and strategies should be introduced and fully implemented, so as to discourage and control the consumption of alcohol by individuals below the legal drinking age limit (Bonnie & O’Connell 67). Nevertheless, under age drinking can be associated with undesirable consequences such as brain damage, death, depression, aggressive behaviors, injuries, and violence, among others. It is therefore only rational and prudent if all the relevant stakeholders, starting with the government up to the teenagers to join hands so as to discourage and control underage drinking.
The study concludes it destroys beneficial intestinal bacteria. However Duke University has a lot of financial backing from the sugar industry. James Turner, chairman of citizens for health was shock an outraged by Dukes findings; He even states that the same study used to conduct the finding of obesity and side effects is the same study use to get the product approved from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. What we can conclude is there are still conflicting information out there in relations to artificial sweeteners and more studies will have to be done to conclude if splenda is safe, as well as if it contributes to obesity. REFERENCES: Answer Corporation (2012) How Safe is Splenda http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_safe_is_Splenda Bilger, Burkhart (May 2006) the History of Splenda the Best-Selling Artificial Sweetener in America http://www.laleva.org/eng/2006/12/the_history_of_splenda_the_bestselling_artificial_ sweetener_in_america.html Central Valley Bariatrics (March 9, 2009) Consumers Affairs, Splenda Contributes to Weight Gain http://www.dssurgery.com/newsletters/splenda-contributes-to-weight-gain.php McNeil Nutritionals, LLC (1996-2012) Splenda Truth, Your Health
Right or Wrong, Don’t Tell Me What To Do! Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC soda ban should be supported because consumption of sugary products is linked to obesity, and many people die of health problems related to obesity. Mayor Bloomberg is concerned about the high rates of diabetes and obesity-related health issues. He has taken a personal interest in the health and wellness of New Yorkers to try to control the out-of-control obesity problem. The issue has caused both an uproar and praise from people who are glad to see a change for the better in "The Big Apple."
Many argue that part of the appeal of underage drinking is the fact that you are not supposed to be doing it. This is a point that has been proven time and again with other things such as prohibition. Just because you make something illegal it does not mean that people are just going to stop doing it. One strong argument many people may have against the drinking age being 21 is that it is legal for people of the age of 18 to purchase tobacco products. Another product of having a higher age for drinking is that, often teens and young adults binge drink and aren’t used to having any sort of alcohol consumption and have too much at one time.
Ludwig and Nestle states in article Can the Food Industry Play a Constructive Role in the Obesity Epidemic?, “Far greater profits come from highly processed, commodity-derived products-fast food, snack foods, and beverages-primarily composed of refined starch, concentrated sugars, and low quality fats” (1809). I believe that the corporations can if they really want to send the right message to their consumers. Some corporations actually do promote healthy eating habits to their consumers when they come to the fast food corporations. The corporations started to promote healthy eating more after many research have been done to prove how bad fast food has been towards its consumers. Ludwig and Nestle expresses, “Research links frequent consumption of highly processed foods to weight gain and increased risk for diet-related diseases” (1809).