In-N-Out only offers lunch and dinner with a limited menu. While McDonald’s had a reputation for unhealthy eating in the past especially after the movie Super Size Me came out, it has significantly improved the quality of its food and now offers options with chicken, fish, salads, and a large selection of drinks. If you visit a McDonald’s restaurant you are most likely to find something that meets your cravings. If you are on a diet you can find something on the menu that is right for you. In-N-Out has always been known for their high quality food and ingredients.
While parents are focused on work and hardly having time to cook dinner at homes shools should teach kids how to cook and shop for themselves. The fact that parents don't have much time to cook dinner because of work is causing them to eat out more than they should. With corn becoming easier to get, obesity rates start to raise, “Its probably no coincidence that the whole sale switch to corn sweetners in the 1980's makes the beginning of the epdemic of obesity and tpe two diabetes in this county” (Pollan 9). What
Unfortunately, student and parents rely on these lunches because they do not have the income to be able to afford either full-priced or homemade lunches. The only foreseeable way for American students to receive healthier lunches in their school cafeterias is if someone can create a solution to the cost problems. To fully understand the cost problem behind all of this, one must first understand that processed and pre-made foods are much less expensive than healthier, homemade alternatives. For example, if someone was going to make a lasagna dinner for their family they would be much more likely to want homemade lasagna because homemade is always better tasting and also healthier than pre-made frozen lasagna. However, when looking at the cost of both options,
The Media’s Influence on Childhood Obesity Many would argue that Obesity is not anyone’s fault but their own. There’s a common saying that says, “We are what we eat”. Although accurate, we choose what we want to eat whether it be healthy or not, this is also a common misconception. Can healthy food choices be made and healthy eating habits be developed when the media advertises unhealthy foods on a regular basis. Television shows that run for an hour usually have an average of fifteen minutes of commercials, a child who is watching television at any given moment is seeing commercials that advertise things like Fast Food restaurants, Sugary cereals and unhealthy snacks.
Drawing from personal experience as a “1980’s latchkey kid,” David states some fault of the problem lay on the children consuming it and some fault on the parents allowing them. Zinczenko’s idea of both parents and children being at fault is important because it shows limited to no personal responsibility in consumers. Usually, bad eating habits start in childhood to kids of any weight class. Some things that allow us to eat so irresponsibility is our busy lifestyles. Because were always on the go; the quick and affordability of fast food fits perfect for the kinds of busy lives we are living.
Coupons would be seen as a good promotional tactic in order to develop an initial business clientele. Most respondents stated that they would be willing to try a new restaurant if the business offered a good incentive to get them to try the restaurant. Many said that coupons that would offer good savings for the entire family and not just a free kid’s meal or free drinks would be a great way to bring in families. With the economy now many people were looking for coupons offering a single price for a family meal, such as, $30 for a family of 4, or offering free appetizers with entrée purchase would be good ways to bring customers in. Many said that the promotional offering of other restaurants such as 4 courses for 2 people for $20 is a great tool that takes them to those restaurants time and time again.
Daniel Weintraub, in his article, "The battle against fast food begins in the home", states that parents are to blame for childhood obesity. The essence of Weintraub's argument is that it is the parents responsibility not the government, nor are the fast food companies bound to teach kids how to eat healthy and how to say active. He also mentioned results of statistics made on social economic status and gender, which shows that more kids are overweight due to fast food restaurants, supersizing and lack of exercise. Weintraub refutes these findings by emphasizing how parents are responsible for what their kids eat. As a result, his own recommendations include: limiting the consumption of sodas, junk food as well as avoiding a sedentary lifestyle.
In his essay, “Don’t Blame the Eater” (They Say / I Say, Third Edition, 2014), David Zinczenko claims that the lack of information and healthier food options in the fast food industry are causing an outbreak in childhood obesity in todays society. He uses his own personal experiences with fast food and he lays out certain statistics to cater his thesis. David grabs the audience right away within his first paragraph by using a counter argument and then begins to describe his personal experience with fast food as a child. He shares his childhood experience by saying that living in a single parent household steered him in the direction of fast food like McDonalds and Taco Bell because there was no healthier alternatives (241). David continues on by giving some statistical evidence that the incidents of childhood diabetes is quickly escalating as well as the cost of related health care in America.
Parents usually seek the easier route by picking up dinners which are super high in carbs and sodium, or rent movies to pacify the kids after school. These are horrible habits that unfortunately will continue to affect society. Being that we are role models to our kids we should implement better habits like healthy snacks, keep healthy foods in the fridge and pantry, always start the day with a healthy breakfast, meals with the family, chew slowly and enjoy the food. In conclusion, parents have the upper hand in shaping their children eating habits and exercise for a longer brighter future. We are role models, something that people seem to forget so let’s act like it and prevent cardiovascular diseases in children.
For a long time teenagers have been the work force behind the fast food nation because they are willing to work part time low paying jobs that would not support an adult. In some of the fast food restaurants English is the second language and some employees can’t even speak English. “The fast food industry now employs some of the most disadvantaged members of American society.” (239) Eric Schlosser tells Morgan Spurlock that we eat fast food simply because it tastes good and that fast food industries make it that was by means of chemically inhanseing it. McDonalds old slogan used to be one taste worldwide this meant that they did everything the same. Lots of people quite eating at McDonalds when they found out that in one burger there are parts from up to 1,000 different cattle.