FAO reported that 2008 was the second largest crop in history. That same year, according to Action International, five million children died of hunger. It has been shown that the planet can produce food for a population more significant than the current one. However, 1.02 billion people suffer from famine (1 in 6.5), and 100 million more joined last years. The poor are not responsible for hungry lives, without water and electricity.
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.
Food waste is a significant food-related issue in my community as well as many other communities and cities. Around the world, about one-third of the food that we produce is wasted and the food wasted can feed more than 1.6 billion people (Royte, 2016). Food waste is an economic issue. In developed countries, consumers make a great contribution to food waste. In the United States, about 40% of the food is wasted and a four-person family loses $4 per day on waste food and the amount is about $1500 per year (Save the Food).
Renner incorporates suspenseful and depressing music to bring attention to the fact that obesity can have a negative impact on a child’s life. For example, the US government spends 51 million marketing healthy eating to kids while the food industry spends 1.6 billion on ads promoting foods high in calories and low in nutrition to kids. When this fact was presented, the drums made the audience’s heart race as it shows how many high calorie foods restaurants hold. This is done to reveal how fast food places are fooling customers into buying their foods. Second, Renner includes calming music when showing children that are engaging in physical activity.
A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese. The way Americans eat today and the lack of physical activity is leading to serious health risk that will continue to get worse as children age. Parents need help from the government to help make changes in the environment that children grow up in. such as, limiting the unhealthy advertisements targeted at children, creating safe places for children to place and exercise, and encouraging parents to prepare nutritious meals for their children as opposed to fast food (Childhood Obesity). Interagency Working Group has started making a difference by setting recommendations for foods advertised to children.
“We feed 46 million people at risk of hunger, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.” (Feeding America). Because of Feeding America, food banks in the U.S. are able to feed millions of people who can’t provide themselves with food. “Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States” (Charity Navigator) and without food banks or the help of volunteers, Feeding America would not be able to finish their mission. “At feeding America, 98% of all donations raised go directly into programs and services for people in need.” (Feeding America). Part of their mission is to give money to services that give people the necessary food to survive.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs that provides food and services to people each year. Together this network is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Recently, more families and individuals begin to struggle with hunger due to the cost of living increasing and income from employers not being sufficient enough to feed and take care of a family. Price and income shifts can radically impact the poor and hungry. When prices rise, consumers often move to cheaper, less-nutritious foods, increasing the risks of micronutrient defects and other forms of malnutrition, which can have long-term unfavorable effects on people’s health, development and productivity.
Many of the people that are affected by world hunger are young kids. 3.1 children, under the age of five, will die from hunger each year. Which will lead to having their growth stunted. Around 1 in 4 kids are stunted around the world and in developing countries, it can be up to 1 in 3 kids. Many developing countries don’t have a lot of money causing poverty.
Attention: About 43 billion pounds of food is thrown out of grocery stores each year. While some stores are addressing and implementing initiatives to address their food waste, most stores are not on board due to the fear of our litigious population. Need: Over 48 million men, women, and children go hungry in the U.S. USA Today reports that 1 in 7 rely on food banks. That’s about 46 million people including military families that utilize food banks to make ends meet. Studies have showed that people who use SNAP or food banks purchase inexpensive unhealthy food because it cheaper allowing them to buy more.
Unfortunately, the problem of obesity is dramatically increasing among children, and being overweight is a condition alarming the U.S people, due to the moderate consumption of unhealthily food, leading to record levels of diet related illnesses and also raising the health risk of becoming obese. Although, processed foods, such as junk food, fast food, sugary drinks, and candy are inevitable to not consume for the majority of kids. Guardians must have ways to control the unhealthy food consumption in their household and by reading the nutritional fact label that are in most packages food, which provide all the nutritional information. Parents must feed their children with healthy food options such items as, spinach, vegetables, nuts, tomatoes, and more to prevent them from further diseases, such as diabetes and heart
YOUR TITLE GOES HERE Anna Quindlen’s problem was that America had its struggles. Like people with welfare or starvation. She analysing that America isn’t that great for others who are in needs. Some are homeless,but others are rich. Anna had said that “The Agriculture Department estimated in 1999 that twelve million children were hungry or at risk of going hungry.” Anna’s reasons for this essay because how black on one side and white on one side.
In the year 2014, “48.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 32.8 million adults and 15.3 million children” (FeedingAmerica.org). Welfare is in existence to prevent these statistics from occurring. It is to provide homes and nutrition to those whom cannot receive said necessities without government support. However, several Americans take advantage of this system, leading welfare to appear as a mockery to the onlookers. If welfare is removed from the American country, then this statistic would grow catastrophically year by year.
Studies from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, more than half of adults are overweight or obese and nearly one in five kindergarten students are obese (Doc A). Most overweight children usually have parents that are obese. The problem is that when parents do not eat right, neither do their children. Because, children eat what their parents cook. It is very important for the government to control what is consumed by kids.
School lunch Program Needs To Be Changed Many students are not receiving proper meals daily, The government is wasting money on a program that was started in World War II as a measure of national security. Many children have given school lunches a bad name, media spotlights the school meals in movies and tv’s. The program was planned poorly and with little time and effort. This program has the ability to support the people of America, not hurt them. More than 100,000 schools are being assisted by the federal government, that 's around 31 million students every day the government is spending money on a program that they do not have money to spend on.
Morgan Spurlock, an American Independent Filmmaker embarked on an experiment of eating only McDonalds for thirty days. He documented his findings in a documentary titled “Supersize Me” As a result, Spurlock gained nearly twenty-five pounds, and his body mass increased almost fifteen percent. The reason behind Spurlock’s investigation was to identify the problem with our countries rise in obesity, largely contributed to a lack of fresh and healthy food being available. Obesity is an epidemic plaguing our country ever so quickly and one of the biggest reasons for it is many communities don’t have access to fresh food, and in many times that food if available exceeds the families budget. The United States Department of Agriculture (1) defines