Z Vang Understanding of our Food Some people prefer to have knowledge about their food such as where it is coming from and how the food was prepared. Some people are just ignorant and buy whichever that are cheap or looks the best. Some people do not have time to go deep into knowing their food resulting in unhealthy eating. These days the food industry decorates food and attracts the customers with their products that may not be healthy at all, brainwashing consumers’ mind in making them forget the reality of food. In the essay, “The Pleasures of Eating” by Wendell Berry, he states that the society lacks the knowledge of the making of their food and whether the food is healthy or unhealthy.
If the blame is to be pointed at someone it would have to be the consumer. One reason is that people are not forced to eat these foods. They do not point a gun to our head and demand we eat a half pound burger, a bucket of fries, and a big soda enough to last a whole day. They know it is bad just do not want to make their own food, so they blame companies. Another reason is we have a choice on what we eat on a daily bases.
English 091 19 March 2013 The Effects of Meal Outsourcing Fast-food is more than a quick-easy meal to be inhaled on the way to somewhere more important. Its negative effects touch one physically, emotionally, and financially. It is true that there are healthy choices offered while eating out, meals can be shared even if not cooked at home, and there are low-cost options on fast food menus. Choosing to not cook and eat a family meal at home has negative health consequences, causes a deterioration of the family relationship, and has a higher cost. Even with healthier choices, one cannot be aware of exactly what is in the food cooked in restaurants, while families can opt out of the drive-through and go in to sit and eat together at fast-food establishments it isn't as intimate and the time is rushed, low-cost options on fast food menus cost more than cooking a family meal at home.
We should care about our environment by ordering smaller amounts of food when in restaurants. Many people in the restaurants order too much food especially in buffets but when they finish their dinner, we can see there are still have some food left on the dishes. I was one of them who always wasted food when I was done with my meal. I didn’t realize that the food I tossed in the trash could impact our environment and lead to pollution concerns. In the book, Bloom said “it’s easier for today’s children to waste food because they are so removed from its origins.” The reason why we waste food easily is we don’t have the chance to plant, water, or nurse the plants by ourselves, so we don’t know how hard it is to plant and grow the food.
So corrupt in fact that even as it is seemingly doing the right thing, like promoting healthy foods to be served in schools for example, its wellness initiatives are frequently just marketing ploys. They are always trying to sell us something. Producers of high-selling, major market junk foods have an obligation to their company’s stockholders to maximize profits to the best of their abilities. So they encourage consumers to eat more of their company’s products, not less. Americans are unhealthy and the food industry is doing nothing to change that.
Mahogany Graves Junking Junk Food Summary There is a huge problem in America concerning food, and how many Americans over eat. In America, food and Culture intertwine into many meanings for everyone, which can cause people to have an unhealthy relationship with food. For this can cause obesity. In the essay “Junking Junk Food” Judith Warner discusses the struggle of trying to get America healthy and if it is possible. I believe that it is the parent’s responsibilities to make sure that there children are healthy.
Blaming Fast Food Restaurants for Obesity Let’s face it; everyone loves a Whopper every now and then. Yet we are all aware that one too many can bring on dangerous and life-threatening results. Obesity is a growing problem in the United States and more and more children are being affected. But do uneducated families have the right to put the blame on fast food restaurants for their health issues they could have easily prevented? I believe that we are taking it too far by blaming fast food restaurants for obesity and that it is an individual’s responsibility to take the blame.
He is considered to be a liberal, which supports the fact that he would disagree with government regulating what food people eat to prevent obesity. He clearly states that he believes this will not resolve the issue, but only give people a reason to blame the government. I feel that Balko is attempting to persuade the government and the American public that it is our responsibility to regulate our heath. Each person should be making their own choices of their diet. Whenever the government attempts to regulate things that should be handled by personal responsibility then it takes that responsibility off the people.
Both Anorexia and Bulimia have the same core cause, which is low self-esteem. With today’s society putting so much “importance” on what is believed to be the “perfect” body and weight, people with eating disorders see themselves as imperfect. However, that is not the only underlying cause. (Costin 2007) Depression and abuse of all types are also common factors that contribute to the eating disorders of Anorexia and Bulimia. It is important to note that depression and abuse are not always a factor but that it is common in many cases.
When I found out I had Diabetes, shocked did not begin to describe the way I felt. I knew I had to change my life style and make changes in my life. Many people believe the saying “you are what you eat” is just that a saying, In fact that saying is true. Most people don’t think junk food is unhealthy because they can’t see what the long term effects are from looking at themselves. Although junk food tastes good and is easy to get, the long term health effects outweighs the short term pleasures of eating it.