EVIDENCE - The text reveals, “Obesity has a serious impact on health. It could lead to diabetes, heart disease, and other life - threatening illnesses” (10). EXPLANATION - As the evidence suggest, eating to much junk food can be a major problem to the schools and students. EVIDENCE - The author goes on to explain, “California is a leader in the prevention of childhood obesity” (12). EXPLANATION - Therefore, kids eat too much junk food, even though the California is a main stop for obesity.
A world without fast food such as Mcdonald's, Wendy’s, Jack in the box etc would have a healthier environment. It is known that fast food is incredibly dangerous and can cause health problems, in spite of how unhealthy the food is people still tend to consume it. The film Supersize Me is a documentary in which it emphasizes the message of the risks eating fast food has, in this case it’d be Mcdonalds, it expresses the harm that could be done physically and mentally to a person. Every fast food company spends millions of dollars advertising their product, and though they know the product isn’t exactly the healthiest snack they fool people into thinking otherwise. Morgan Spurlock attempts to demonstrate the importance of eating healthy and limiting the amount of junk food consumed, he makes his claim plausible by using several different ways to attract the audience’s attention.
I opted for the cheaper Bronze Affordable Act which still felt expensive, I would have preferred a better cover but I could not afford it. I also applied for food stamps as they would reduce the amount of money I spent on grocery. Such a program has improved the quality of life for the poor and has ensured that millions of families experiencing food security have food on the table (Burger, 2017, p. 65). In the game, I experienced frustration and endless battle of whether to do the right thing or just survive, every choice I made was highly influenced by money despite the consequences. For example, I broke a vase a vase at work and hid the evidence because I could not afford to pay it.
Quindlen uses good evidence that backs up the topic of child hunger. Child hunger isn’t the parents of the child’s fault but it's the fault of the world we live in. The prices of this continue to rise or the parents are home and out of work. In Quindlen’s essay she say that “the people who run to food banks report that most of their clients are minimum wage workers who can’t afford enough to eat on their salaries.” The prices of food are ridiculous. The prices are not reasonable for the amount of food that you receive.
Supersize Me: It’s Time to Stop Blaming Fat People for their Size, Alison Motluk argues that we live in an “obesogenic society,” one that promotes weight gain and an increasingly unhealthy lifestyle. We do live in a society that makes it easy for people to become obese. For starters, the convenience and the relative ease it is to go to a fast food restaurant, and pick up breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Also the portion size that is offered at restaurants is enormous. We live in a society where most parents do not have the luxury to stay home and prepare healthy meals.
(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) SNAP has kept them fed. According to Lizzy Ratner a writer for The Nation magazine “In 2010 alone, food stamps lifted 3.9 million people above the poverty line, the Census Bureau reports” (Ratner 14). The numbers speak for itself the food stamp program is effective and it has proved that it works. Lifting over almost four million people over the poverty line is just the success that the program needs and
Fewer and fewer families take the time to prepare a nutritious meal and are passing down bad habits to their children. If changes are not made now, then people will soon be living shorter lives and suffer most of their life from obesity and the health issues that come with it. The Government should regulate what Americans consume in order to curb obesity rates and potentially save lives. Childhood obesity is a big issue that affects children every day. A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese.
People are willing to go through extreme dieting and exercises to be accepted by our society. Sadly, there are people who build up a long desire to look slim causes them to develop eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa is a complex eating disorder in which the person obsess about her or his weight and what they eat. In contrast, bulimia is an eating disorder in which people practice binging, followed by methods to avoid gain weight. It is important to understand similarities and differences of anorexia and bulimia which include their symptoms, causes, health consequences, and
Increased malnutrition is caused by poor diversification of diets such as relying too much on starchy staples. Thus, the consumption of a variety of foods is important for positive health. Malnutrition can be reduced by the consumption of diets having animal sources, vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables as well as nutrient-rich legumes (Arimond and Ruel, 2004; Thompson and Amoroso, 2011). According to the FAO, IFAD and WFP, (2015) about 800 million people do not have sufficient access to calories. A low intake of vitamins and minerals causes about 2 billion people all over the world to suffer from micronutrient malnutrition (IFPRI, 2014).
The world is experiencing a dilemma today. Many people suffer from hunger, malnutrition, and other problems caused by the lack of sufficient food. However, many other people buy or order excessive foods and waste a lot. In my community, food waste is much more serious than food shortage, and it is easy to see that people throw foods in the dustbin and the foods indeed are still eatable. Food waste is a serious problem.
Dr. Lustig’s main focus throughout the presentation was the effects of fructose on the epidemic of obesity. He explains how we as a society place so much stress on fat intake and calories in versus calories out that we tend to neglect what is actually in our food. With much research, it has been determined that fructose does, in turn have an effect on the obesity epidemic. Throughout the lecture, many examples from this research show our biochemical response to our modern diets and are used to explain Dr. Lustig’s point of fructose poisoning. He begins to construct his point by describing how our caloric intake or food intake has consistently gone up over the years and fat intake has gone down, but obesity has continued on a dramatic incline.
The main contributor, widely reported by top experts, is the consumption of cheap, and convenient foods such as fast food and the myriad of boxed foods available in the supermarket. Diane Brady asserts in her essay, “The Employer-Friendly Case for Pricer Big Macs” that “Of all the reasons why a third of U.S. adults are obese, the lure of cheap, unhealthy food ranks near the top” (519). With continual attention being given to the effects of unhealthy foods on adults and especially young people, one would think that America would wise up and stop consuming it at such an alarming rate. Again, Brady points out that, “Fast food chains have raised their game with healthier menu offerings and support for programs that encourage physical activity, but they continue to thrive by selling high-calorie food. McDonald’s salads, introduced in 1987, make up just 2 percent to 3 percent of U.S. sales” (520).
While the goal was to make each dollar more effective to people in poverty, there is evidence of issues with the program over time. Some of this has to do with each state 's autonomy and their ability to decide where the grant money from the government goes. “In 1996, for every 100 families with children living in poverty, TANF provided cash aid to 68 families. By 2010, it provided cash assistance to only 27 such families for every 100 in poverty” (Trisi). This depicts the TANF steadily losing effectiveness.
Especially when it comes to obesity, because studies have shown that having greater number of convenience stores are linked to having higher obesity. While having access to fresh foods such as a grocery store or a farmers market has shown to lower obesity rates. Studies done by The Harvard school of Public health (4) asserts that our surroundings impact what we eat. Not having access to healthy foods, can corrode healthy lifestyles and promote obesity in areas affected the most by a food desert. Many times in these food deserts, fast food options are plentiful, convenient and cheap.
These “food deserts” in many communities are because they are low-income, multicultural regions. The people living there are only offered cheap, unhealthy substitutes, also resulting in an obesity problem throughout the country. Garrett M. Broad’s book More Than Just Food analyzes the social organizations that strive for change and the implementation and knowledge of healthier food options. The author discusses well the importance of specific structures for the type of desired change. He offers ideas of media exposure and an inclusive structure, made up of organizers to gain the most awareness possible.