Battle Against Fast Food

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In the article “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins In The Home”, Daniel Weintraub argues that parents, not fast food companies, are at fault for kids who are overweight/have unhealthy eating habits. Weintraub supports his argument by using and explaining research focused on “... the increasing consumption of fast food and soft drinks, larger portion sizes in restaurants, the availability of junk food on campus, advertising of junk food to children and their families, and the lack of consistent physical education programs in the schools.” The author’s purpose is to raise awareness that parents/guardians need to take responsibility so their children stop blaming others for the issues that are going on in their homes. Weintraub’s articles is…show more content…
We should not blame anyone else for being overweight. When we choose to eat something, we know to some extent how healthy or unhealthy the item is. Weintraub says, “before we start talking about banning fast food, let’s do more to encourage personal responsibility.” Personally i fully agree with this statement, everyone is entitled to do what they have to do to remain healthy but not much people are doing it. Most kids nowadays are resulting to television or video games, having eaten the unhealthy items they ate throughout the day, without exercising or getting some sort of activity into their daily schedules. According to Weintraub, “ it’s the fault of parents who let their kids eat unhealthy foods and sit in front of the television or computer for hours at a time.” With that being said, parents in that case should be limiting their children on such things that aren’t benefiting them in the long…show more content…
The fact that we choose what we consume on a daily basis, and the fact that unhealthy items are being so easily provided. When it comes down to it, it’s our own fault and we do it to ourselves, but are we really all there is to blame about the fact that there’s a Mcdonald’s on every corner? Fast food is just as much a hazard in life as drugs, alcohol, or simply getting into a car are. I think the sooner we all realize this, the sooner we all (parents, companies, etc.), can start taking precautions like we are with all other harmful things in
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