But, Caesar Barber had 4 to 5 meals a day. After he had a heart attack he sued them. I think that Caesar Barber had every right to sue those fast food restaurants. They need to serve healthier food. The cheeseburgers that Caesar Barber ate, got up to 2000 calories and 4000 sodium.
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.
“Of all the humiliations attached to being poor in a prosperous nation, not being able to feed your kids is at the top of the list.” Many parents are ashamed of getting assistance from the government because it is seen almost as a disgrace. Anna also suggests that many do not sign up for government assistance because, “The average length of a food stamp application is twelve often impenetrable pages; a permit to sell weapons is just two.” Such a long process just to get food for your family may seem like a very daunting task that many parents may not have time for. In Washington D.C, they have “done better than any other city in the country feeding hungry kids, sending fire trucks into housing projects to distribute leaflets about lunch locations, running a referral hotline, and radio announcements.” Anna’s evidence shows that in D.C, they are making an effort to feed the children and put the issue into the public eye. While many cities do not make such an effort such as Washington D.C does, many do have food banks that families can go to in times of need. While food banks can be helpful, they also cannot always accommodate for a large amount of families in need.
In the newspaper article, “No Lunch Left Behind,” by Alice Waters and Katrina Heron, the authors inform the audience, “But food distributed by the National School Lunch Program contains some of the same ingredients found in fast food and the resulting meals routinely fail to meet basic nutritional standards. Yet this is how the government continues to ‘help’ feed millions of American schoolchildren, a great many of them from low-income households”(4). Waters and Heron argue school programs provide unhealthy food on a daily basis, which accustom the students to not having a choice, yet to eat it and not starve. Students may not realize that the food being served is technically as bad as going to a junk food restaurant. The fast food industry is constantly improving everything to get people to come back and order the “new,” that will benefit them in many ways.
The ignorance of the United States has allowed an epidemic of increased obesity rates to swamp a once flourishing, successful country. The lack of information given on the effects of healthy and unhealthy food contributes to the the dramatic increase in weight in America. Compared to the 1970’s, where meal intake was valued and daily physical activity was the norm, America lacked knowledge on how the fast food will affect the human body and the economy. Life today is not the exemplar of how a country should run. At an alarming rate, children and adolescents are becoming more and more overweight due to fast food restaurants on every street corner or the high price for healthy options, which makes unhealthy options more desirable.
The Employer-Friendly Case for Pricier Big Macs Fast food, what a lot of people generally view as a quick way to get some good food, whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, is actually killing more people than you might think. In this modern time, almost everyone knows that fast food isn’t particularly the best thing for you to eat, but that won’t even come close to stopping us from eating it. I wonder why do we not ban fast food or limit it? The answer is simple; it makes us money. If people know fast food is bad for them, why is it everywhere?
In the article,¨ The battle against fast food begins in the home¨, Daniel Weintraub claims that parents are who to fault for their child(ren)’s obesity problems. Weintraub supports his argument by explaining the data and research to show that most studies focused on,¨the increasing consumption of fast food and soft drinks, larger portion sizes in restaurants, the availability of junk food on campus, advertising junk food to children and their families, and the lack of consistent physical education programs in the school.¨ The author’s purpose is to inform and raise awareness that their parent’s are who to fault so that their child(ren) could stop blaming everyone else, for something that happens at home. I agree with Weintraub's are you meant for many reasons. there might be some kids launching lawsuits against the fast food industry, for making them fat. The problem here is that the food industry has no fault.
“According to the surgeon general, obesity today is officially an epidemic; it is arguably the most pressing public health problem we face, costing the health care system an estimated $90 billion a year.” (Pollan) Today childhood obesity is widely recognized as a global health crisis; obesity rates in children have risen dramatically over years. For the past 50 years, the fast food industries can mold marketing messages in multiple media that impacted how consumers perceived fast food. Children are often the target in the messaging and creation of fast-food brand identities. They are also more vulnerable to the marketing messages being transmitted. Fast food industries should not be allowed to market or advertise their products directed to young children that has created health dangers of excessive consumption of fast foods and how fast foods firms tried to rebrand themselves by offering healthier food option.
Fast food companies have demolished competition throughout the last 30 years in the restaurant industry. The practices used to eliminate competition such as using unhealthy food to make a profit have been reported unethical by Americans, but it tends to be desired by the American society. According to the American Franchise Corporation, certified by TrustArc, fast food companies generate $570 billion annually in the United States ("Fast Food Industry Analysis"). These statistics continue to rise as more and more fast food companies become ubiquitous. As a result, fast food companies get richer, while people contract life-altering health effects.
Even the number of hungry people in the world exceeds the total population of US and European Union. Extreme hunger and mal¬nutrition remain as blockade to development and creates a set up from which people cannot easily go out. Hunger and malnutrition mean less productive individuals, who are more susceptible to disease and often unable to earn much more and improve their livelihoods. There are nearly 800 million people in this world who suffer from hunger worldwide, the major¬ity