After decades of lies and industry propaganda, the truth is finally coming out: junk food kills. Even after the effort of some states to tax soda pop, require healthier school lunches, or mandate calorie information in chain restaurants, obesity rates are still growing. Studies have shown that school organic gardens, salad bars and healthy lunches improve the health and academic performance of young people. Healthy eating habits and gardening skills nurtured and developed at an early age most often have a lifetime impact. A 100% tax on junk food and beverages would help pay for the collateral damages of this industry: the $150 billion in diet-related disease and health-care costs now incurred by the public and taxpayers for obesity and diabetes.
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.
Another research shows that one third of nation’s children are obese. There is other plenty reasons that show that child obesity in America is on the rise. As already mentioned above, growing number of fast food restaurants and lack of exercise on
My customer satisfaction rate was at 100% and my popularity grew from 4% to 8%. My losses were in ice and twelve spoiled lemons; next time, I will not purchase as many lemons. I made approximately $8.00 in profit. On day three, the weather forecast was hazy, with a temperature of 89 degrees, so I kept the price of the lemonade to $0.20 per cup. I bought 50 cups and 250 ice cubes.
Approximately ten percent of four and five year old children are overweight. Obesity increases even more as children get older. For ages six to eleven, at least one child in five is overweight. Over the last two decades, this number has increased by more than fifty percent and the number of obese children has nearly doubled. For most children, overweight is the result of unhealthy eating patterns and too little physical activity.
According to the American Heart Association the bad fats that many children eat in early childhood may lead to coronary heart disease which is number 1 cause of death among americans (Clay Mcnight). All frozen or pre-heated foods that are served to kids, indeed has advertised by using recognizable symbols such as the two golden arches from McDonald's. A survey of american schoolchildren found that 96 percent of children could identify Ronald Mcdonald (Clay Mcnight). The website “Processed Kids” notes that “one fast food meal can include hundreds of chemical additives”. The food children will eat is not what you will find in an average cookbook.
He informs the audience about obesity to emphasize how worse Americans’ health has become. Statistics are used frequently. For example, when experts (health professionals) are interviewed, Spurlock occasionally stops the interview and then uses statistics to prove or disprove what the expert has to say. He asks 100 nutritionists if people should eat fast food: only two out of 100 say consumers can eat fast food two times a week or more, 28 say consumers should eat
Who Is To Blame? Daniel Weintraub’s article, “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in the Home,” argues “26 percent of school children (in California) are overweight.” (42) So who’s to blame for this epidemic? According to Weintraub, “It’s the fault of parents who let their kids eat unhealthy food and sit in front of the television or computer for hours at a time,” (42) Many of our country’s people blame the fast food industry for over-advertising, selling unhealthy food, and selling oversized portions. However, others such as Weintraub argue that obesity is a matter of parent responsibility. I do agree with him at a certain degree that parents are the ones to blame instead of fast food companies.
America’s Obesity Crisis America’s obesity problem is growing everyday. America’s obesity rate is about thirty- three percent, which is about one- third of adults; Approximately seventeen percent of children from the ages of two to nineteen are obese (CDC). Instead of taking personal responsibility, Americans are blaming McDonalds for their weight and health issues. They have taken it as far as pinning the fast food chain with lawsuits. I do not think that McDonalds should be held accountable for America’s obesity crisis.
American Obesity Epidemic Joe-Anne McCormick Anthropology 101 Jonathan Sharpe October 25, 2010 The American culture in the last 30 years has become obese. Obesity among African American and Hispanic children and adults is a growing epidemic in the United States. However,” obesity among immigrants may reflect adaptation of the U.S. lifestyle, such as increased sedentary behavior and poor dietary patterns.”(Goel, 2004) Nutritionists and health experts say that obesity is linked to serious and life-threatening illnesses and disabilities that carry enormous economic and public health costs. (Loonin 2007) Such health problems include heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.