As a hole there should be more restaurants that promote healthy food choices. Obesity in the United States is out of proportion and something need to be don , not necessarily at the point of government intersection but this needs to be fix some way somehow.”public health experts say that an unhealthy diet and the lack of exercise are still the two biggest culprits.”-Felix gusson. Not many companies or groups promote healthy living because they make more money from letting people be unhealthy
People can only eat what they can afford. Although many children are not as likely to be obese due to high metabolism but can still get heart disease. “When low income families buy junk foods and sugary beverages with Snap benefits (Source 1, paragraph 8).”many low income families do eat unhealthy. To prevent the unhealthy toxins from entering the future people “children” a benefit program titled “SNAP” is raising awareness and giving income to families that the government gives low income to. This is so that families can eat maybe not healthy but be provided with decent nutrients or whatever is affordable.
It turns out that the road through our stomachs may run through our wallets. The prices on healthy foods such as chicken, lean beef, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables are quite high. This reason is because foods such as fruits and vegetables grow naturally, in which we have to wait for them to grow. However, fruits and vegetables spoil fast, and cannot be bought in bulk like processed foods can. Next time you go to the super market, take a look at how they are always changing out the fruits and veggies as they rot, but the food on the shelfs stay on the shelfs for several months to a year.
But that still would not be enough. The main reason these big stores are attractive, is because since they buy in bulk, the store Is able to sell these items a lot cheaper, but If they were to buy in smaller sizing, it would cost more thus bumping the prices up. So basically in order for these big box or DIY stores to survive this crazy millennial generation, they would have to become a smaller store in order to have enough room in the cities, sell smaller sized products so the customers can easily make trips to the store if they have a big SUV, or even car or not, provide a mainly organic food line-up, and still maintain very cheap prices and membership benefits. In essence, these stores would have to become cheaper but just as good of quality if not better versions of a Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods type store. So in my own opinion, as a student in an introductory business class and with my expertise, I believe that millennials will kill off these big box and DIY stores because it just does not seem likely or possible that they would be able to do all the changes to the store while still offering the cheap prices they do now.
In his interview Pollan mentions, “not only do we need to spend more money on food, we need to spend more time on food”(6). This is a healthier option rather buying fast food or processed food at the store because there are ingredients in these foods that are not as safe for people to eat. Even though it is a quicker option that many Americans prefer, eating fast food is not beneficial for people in the long run. Pollan goes on to say “We have outsourced food preparations to corporations, by and large”(6). Food is not being prepared as often as was in the past and people are giving corporations their money by purchasing their processed food, which is why corporations are taking over.
I do not agree with Weintraubs argument that childhood obesity is the adults wrongdoing. Now-a-days fast food companies are being sued for their unhealthy meals as Shannon Brownlee 's article It 's Portion Distortion that Makes America Fat states “...New York lawyer Samuel Hirsch filed several lawsuits against McDonald 's as well as four other fast - food companies, on the grounds that they had failed to adequately disclose the bad health effects of their menus.” Now lawsuits might be a little extreme but the point in reference is the food industries unhealthy secrets are being revealed and people can 't handle the truth. The fast-food business has come up with ways to become as convenient to us as possible, the easier it is to meet our needs, or what we think we need, the more we will buy. A good case of consumer manipulation would be the Taco Bell example from Brownlees article, “ All that mattered was it was fast and cheap...and pricing the main menu at 49, 59 and 69 cents… within seven days the average check was right back to where it was before...In other words cheap food induced people to eat more.” This quote from the article shows that Fast Food companies were cracking the code on what makes us eat more and they were not afraid to use it to their advantage even if it was damaging our health. After Taco Bell made this great discovery it all started to fall, a chain reaction domino 's soon every other fast food trade were dropping their prices down to as low as
“Fed Up” is an eye-opening movie that tells you about the sins of the food industry and that almost everything you know about food and exercise is wrong. First of all, there’s a mantra that is being repeated to obese and fat people that doesn’t actually work. The mantra is “Eat Less, Exercise More.” This phrase doesn’t always work for most people because not only do you need to exercise, you need to actually watch what you put into your body. If I used to eat like 14 bags of chips per day, and then cut it off to 5 bags of chips and a Coca Cola, I doubt that I’d actually lose weight or become healthier. One of the biggest sins done by the food industry is that big food corporations sometimes partner up with professional medical groups, so that those medical groups can withhold information that may critic a company’s product(s).
By providing conflicting viewpoints, using irony, tying in religious references, and giving anecdotes, Schlosser proves that success is not equally attainable for every fast-food worker, but is restricted to those on top. By narrowing down his argument to the general principles of success and failure, Schlosser provokes intense emotion and understanding in the reader. He successfully teaches that success is made by the individual, but that it is generally unattainable for the common worker in the fast food industry, because the gap between those who make it and those who don’t is too large and
You 're on your own in this place, and Mommy isn 't there to hold your hand. Things like those aren 't taught at school; they have to be learned by sink or swim methods. I have been a crew trainer for most of my experience working for the iconic fast food chain; and it has been fun. I learned that I want a lot more than McDonald 's for myself in my life. It has been the major influence for me to seek a higher education despite the enjoyable atmosphere that I know won 't keep me content for my working adulthood.McDonald 's workers are often looked down upon.
Those three reasons alone can make fast food appear to be the best choice. “Twenty years ago, teenage boys in the United States drank twice as much milk as soda; now they drink twice as much soda as milk.”(54) This quote is showing how things have only gotten worse over time and are continuing to become worse. Another theme from Fast Food Nation would be the greediness of corporations. It was made clear that fast food workers are overworked and underpaid, farmers are jipped on money and the people who work in the slaughterhouses are put in danger every day. Advertising is also something that has been taken advantage of by the companies because they target them toward children with things that are not always true.