Zinczenko’s first point is polluted with fallacies and wrong information, and his second point is no different. He states that people don’t always read the fine print during a part of his argument, and that right there actually defeats the purpose of making the argument in the first place. He said that the people don’t pay attention; even if the restaurant supplies them with nutritional information, they don’t always feel compelled to read it thoroughly. Therefore, it’s not the company’s fault for making them unhealthy: it’s their own. Additionally, most people that desire to eat healthy will take the time to read even the fine print and follow or at least acknowledge it when dining.
I know most will not cut beef out altogether, but it is the little things like not having steak for one meal that have the biggest impacts. Or if people cannot bring themselves to eliminate meat from their diets, trying to buy more meat from cattle that are somewhat local to them can help reduce transportation fossil fuels. Wherever you stand, everyone can make choices that improve the health of our
The obesity and our society Obesity is one of the most common problem in our society. This problem can cause some disease in our life. Most of the people like to eat fast-food. According to David Zinczenko, in his essay “Don’t Blame the Eater,” most of people suffering obesity are high school and college students. It is because they don’t have more option than go and eat fast-food after they get out school or college, due the lack of food in their house.
Eating healthy meals at home can cut your food budget drastically. When you consider that a healthy and satisfying meal can be prepared for less than $30 for 4, it is difficult to imagine that a run through a drive thru for the same cost is the best option ("Eating at Home Vs. Eating Out. 4 Compelling Reasons To Cook Your Own Meals. ", 2017).
For example, I would set a goal where I would have to eat a certain amount of healthy meals before I can a single fast food meal. I would have this system set for a couple of weeks, so I would get use to what I will be eating. Then I hope by week 3 or 4, I would not need to reward myself with fast food and can just eat healthy food all week. Potential barriers with this objective would be being tempted to go out and eat with friends and not knowing where we would go eat. Sometimes my friends would choose to go eat at fast food restaurants, such as In-N-Out or Wingstops and I would have to control myself on how many times I go out and eat with them on a weekly basis.
I have one week since I don’t meet with the diagram. I’m skipping three essential meals like vegetables and fruit that are full of minerals and vitamin that can help me prevent many diseases. The reason I don’t eat healthy is that sometime I don’t like the food and I see pizza like the main solution. There are so many option in the cafeteria were I can choose a healthy food. It’s very poor the amount of fruits I eat during the week is just one or two bananas and zero
One experience we had at a restaurant a while ago when we went to eat for dinner was that a waitress handed us a custom menu for vegetarians. When we asked why the menu only contained vegetarian items, she replied, “I thought all of your types were vegetarian” We felt extremely humiliated but took the act of discrimination calmly and didn’t want to cause a problem. I was born here in America not too long after my parents migrated here. I was basically brought up in my Indian culture and values since my parents weren’t completely assimilated into the American culture. It was definitely a struggle for me as much as my parents to learn all the cultures and values to become an American, but at the same time preserve our own culture.
Almost all schools provide students a healthy meal at lunch time. However, not all students prefer eating from the school cafeteria, some might be craving something other than what is provided at school lunches. For example, an ill student would probably want a bowl of hot soup from their favorite restaurant not rice with meat from the school lunch. Having an Open Campus Lunch can help students choose healthier choices out of all the options provided. When students eat a healthy lunch that satisfies them, they will be able to concentrate more in class.
Help Yourself While Helping The Planet How could something as simple as a diet change the world? Approximately 75 pounds of meat is consumed per person per year around the world (Gould, 2015) . Most of the population believes that consuming meat is imperative for maintaining health and survival, it 's not. Children are raised eating animal flesh, focusing less on necessary nutrients such as vegetables, fruits and grains. Misconceptions about vegetarianism being deficient in nutrients has carried through generation to generation.
Big sponsors within the food industries also play a vital role with the health information that groups like the ADA and the American Heart Association provide to the public. The producers of “What the Health” offer a pseudo evidence in order for the viewer to convert to a vegan lifestyle. A large percentage of Americans don’t intake the daily recommended fruits and vegetables. Instead, a large percentage of the Americans diet are made up of food choices that cater to our fast pace life. Typically, this means fast food that are processed and have little to no nutritional value.
In “Don’t Blame the Eater,” David Zinczenko explains that the only affordable meal choice for an American teenager is fast food. Zinczenko recognizes that families consume these food sources because of the numerous McDonald’s restaurants and the lack of grocery stores in the area. Zinczenko argues that “Some fast-food purveyors will provide calorie information on request, but even that can be hard to understand”(464). However, fast-food is not the blame as Zinczenko argues in the article it 's the consumer that is to blame. The consumer has the control to eat what they want.
Personally, I work on some weekdays from 4pm to 8pm which leaves me no time for dinner unless I wish to purchase a meal because convo is only open from 4pm to 7pm on those days. If take-out food was an option, even if it was limited to certain items, I could order take-out food after lunch so I could have dinner that day. After asking these students what they assumed the reason take-out is not currently an option all of them responded with the common concerns of take-out which is students taking more food than they would actually consume. While wasting food is a concern with this option, the benefit to the students outweighs the possibility of irresponsible