The options are endless. In reference to the argument that fast food is the cause of obesity, Gene Grabowski, a spokesman for the Grocery Manufacturers of America, which represents the nation's biggest food companies, states, "These foods and beverages are safe, and consumers -- in some cases parents -- have to be the one to make the decisions about how much should be eaten. "(39) Barboza backs up Weintraub’s argument by explaining how parents need to regulate what they are feeding their children. They need to teach them that sugary sweets and fried food should be eaten in moderation, that portion control can make all the difference. Children are not only begging to be taught better eating habits, but better exercise habits as well.
The reasoning and logic that a Big Mac is read as the food of a college student is that many students get sick of the cafeteria food and look for other options, but without going too deep into their pockets. This also helps low-income families and it is an easy way to get a meal. The evidence and analysis links back to the main idea of the paper because it gives an insight into why the Big Mac is so well known and liked, as well as it shows how it appeals to people through ethos, pathos and logos. The evidence supports who would be seen eating a Big Mac because the people who would be eating a Big Mac is someone who can not buy expensive food and need a quick and easy meal. The analysis part also supports the main idea of the paper because it gives more explanation about why these people are drawn to Big Mac’s and why they would read a Big Mac in such a
At the end of the day, the child is hungry, and most parents stop by the favorite fast food to get dinner as part of their busy lives. My audience would be the parents of children and their children. My persuasion will try to invoke them to promote healthy eating habits and planning at
Daisy Corona Mrs.Montgomerey English 4 20 August 2012 Fast Food: Who’s to blame? Daniel Weintraub’s the author of “The Battle against Fast Food Begins in the Home” implies that American children with in the years have gained unnecessary pounds due to fast food and the only ones responsible to that concept are the parents. He affirms that the parents are in the best position to fight the epidemic of overweight children. I agree that Parents are responsible for teaching healthy eating and exercise habits. It is time to get parents to take the same responsibility to protect their children from unhealthy foods and lack of exercise.
America has increased in childhood obesity. By minimizing fast foods restaurants such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell and enforcing physical activity on a day to day basis such as running and working out, obesity can come to an end. Decreasing childhood obesity means providing a healthier life style for kids, whether food wise or physically active. Providing is giving, maintaining and making life genetically and environmentally better for children. Children in America have bad habits and food choices, which are influenced by their parents hereditarily and environmentally such as my little cousin Grecia.
Both private and publicly owned institutions that have not kept the public sufficiently educated on the dangers of eating the products they serve or produce; these companies have made millions of dollars on the sales of fast food, junk food, and sugar drinks. As a nation we should be stressing physical activity in home and at school, however, recess is being systematically eliminated, while games and sports equipment is being sacrificed for other costs. The fast food industry has done a wonderful job in making children want fast food and convincing parents that fast food meals are a nutritious alternative to cooking meals at home and they are quick, easy, and affordable. “Advertisements often portray unhealthy eating messages to children. As many commercials are for fast food, soft drinks, and cereals sweetened with sugar, one could argue that children are encouraged by the media to consume high fat, energy dense food” (Ebbeling, Pawlak, & Ludwig, 2002).
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.
In other words parents need incorporate those fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates in their child’s meal and just like Dr.Courseault said they will become healthier and begin to see change in weight. Also, in this article Meal Times May Affect Weight Loss, it states the timing of when you eat your meal plays a huge role of anybody who gains weight. Dr. Wilson with explains that if you eat a large meal earlier during the day rather than eat it later you would lose more weight. He states “the doctors went to Spain and showed studies on how the timing of eating a large meal was the source of sluggish weight loss” (4).The reason why most people eat large meals late is because they missed breakfast or skipped lunch. Therefore, parents should make sure their child eats breakfast dinner and lunch and it should all be the same amount.
This responsibility also needs to be the leading factor in the lawsuits that are being filed against fast food companies because of childhood obesity. We are all aware of the health risks associated with eating these kind of meals and although children are left with little choice at times as to what to prepare themselves for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there are healthier alternatives for preparing meals which are also cheaper to purchase than fast food. With all the information available on the Internet, brochures at fast food restaurants and other nutrition tips at these establishments we need to hold ourselves responsible for our health and stop blaming the fast food
Another factor of obesity can also be linked to parental responsibility. Parents may seem too busy at times to cook healthy meals for their kids; instead they choose the easy way out and go through the drive through for their unhealthy dinner. There are better options besides fast