In the food and beverage industry, chief marketing officers have preyed on children as they are seen as an influential market force. These companies are not acting with their best intentions for children, but are rather using negative endeavors of advertising unhealthy foods and beverages to target children. Children are seen as a profit and lifelong customers from the moment they are drawn in using something as simple as a toy with their meal. Recently I saw a McDonald’s advertisement centered on the characters from the children’s movie “Despicable Me 2” known as Minions. The advertisement briefly mentioned the food portion of the meal because it was too focused on the Minion toys that were being sold with Happy Meals. The chief marketing
The first two cafes drinks were more caloric, double the price and took longer than the third café. Given that, Freedman thanks McDonalds. Eminent voices in the food culture convince people that McDonalds is unhealthy. Most processed foods are considered unhealthy because of the artificial flavoring, and preservatives. That being the case, whole-some foods are considered healthy because it doesn’t sit on the shelf for a month. With this in mind, Freedman claims that the whole-some movement also believes that processed food has more sugar, salt, and fat, which means the unprocessed foods, have notably less sugar, salt, and
The commercials on the television, the advertisements placed on newspapers and the banners by big conglomerates have one thing in common: They are mostly geared towards children. Chapter 2 of the book Fast Food Nation, written by Eric Schlosser provides a history of two big American companies, McDonalds and Disney, and how their selfish desires led to marketing directed towards children. Schlosser’s central idea and usage of argumentative techniques along with bias define this chapter’s purpose as an educational work designed to reveal the antics of big money corporations.
Child obesity is not advertised like the lastest chicken nugget meal, which need to be addressed. There has been a rapid growth in child obesity worldwide. It has now caused a major problem in the health of young children. Center for Diseases Control took a survey in 2011 to 2014, showing that 12.7 million are being affected from the ages of 2 - 19 years old. Fast food restaurants are advertising in children show commercials. In a result of this many people, health officials, and parents are complaining because there has been an increase of child obesity.
David Laskin’s The Children’s Blizzard explains the devastating force of an intense blizzard, which caught several people unprepared, and it tells the tragic stories of these people. On January 12, 1888 a massive blizzard struck the center of North America, killing between 250 to 500 people and affecting thousands. There were many factors that made this blizzard exceptionally deadly. Many farmers and children who were outside were unprepared to deal with any cold conditions, “a day when children had raced to school with no coats or gloves and farmers were far from home doing chores they had put off during the long siege of cold” (Laskin 2). The reason for this is because they had no idea the blizzard was coming. In this time the weather forecasts
At the turn of the 18th century, America had faced a troubling election that would give them a very different experience than the previous elections. In the novel A Magnificent Catastrophe, Edward J Larson depicts the thrilling story of the election of 1800, an election that has, in essence, establish the political system that has since shaped the way modern politics is handled. Larson goes into depth on the political race that would establish the creation of a two-party system and inform the reader on the election that held the first real presidential campaign. In an intriguing tale of the clash between two completely different ideologies, Larson informs us on the drama and convulsions of the election of 1800. Demonstrating exactly how Vice
In A Magnificent Catastrophe by Edward Larson, he showed how the young nation of America was during the crazy election of 1800. This election was characterized like so because America had not really established itself yet. America was a young nation that was only partially defined in a sense. This informative piece of work featured two opposing sides with one goal, how American politics worked back then and how people schemed to make it to the top of this never ending cycle of the quest to become one of the most important individuals in the country. This election was so significant because the Constitution had been in place for over a decade. This time in history was when all was going to change
Restaurants have been around in some form for most of human civilization; however, the idea of eating for fun did not take off in Western society until the late 18th century. The original idea of fast food was to offer quick, mass-production service while being profitable- unfortunately, there would be unforeseen consequences. The documentary, Super Size Me, effectively brings to light the addictive and unhealthy ways that restaurant chains, specifically McDonalds, create a profitable but unethical business. By using Aristotle’s appeals: logos, ethos, and pathos, the documentary attains credibility, validity, and sympathy making for a very effective
Acquiring a job, whether it be in a doctor’s office or a fast-food restaurant, can transform a person. Jobs tend to educate employees, either indirectly or directly, both about themselves and life in general. In Climbing the Golden Arches, nineteen year-old Marissa Nuñez discusses how her employment at McDonald’s transformed her into a mature and skilled employee. Within her personal narrative, Nuñez mentioned how she faced both pleasant and unpleasant circumstances while working at McDonald’s, all which prepared her for her future career. At McDonald’s, Nuñez learned how to fulfill her role of being an employee by becoming an expert at all the placed stations, dealing with the various types of customers she encountered on a daily basis, and
When Ronald Regan addressed the United States only hours after the Shuttle Challenger disaster you could tell that he was mourning the loss of the seven heroes. “But even before the smoke cleared 30 years ago today, one man just as shocked as everyone else by the tragedy — President Ronald Reagan — had the unenviable job of explaining it to the country. On a day, no less, that he was to be the center of a ritual marked on every commander in chief’s calendar since the Woodrow Wilson administration: the State of the Union address.” (Moyer, 2016) Ronald Regan was originally supposed to report on the State of the Union but due to the incident that happened earlier that morning Reagan decided against it. In Reagan’s address he states that himself and Nancy’s hearts are heavy after they watched the Challenger space shuttle accident. He then goes on to reflect back on the only other space accident that happened nineteen years ago, almost to the day. In that accident we lost three astronauts on the
Fast food nation spilled many incriminating facts about America’s fast food culture. American’s spend 110 billion annually on fast food and one out of every eight Americans is employed by McDonalds’ at some point in their lifetime. Schlosser quickly letting his thesis be known he next takes attacks from every angle. For instance Schlosser takes jabs at religion and employment when he says “the golden arches are more recognizable than the Christian cross” and “McDonald’s closed a successful franchise in Quebec just to keep the workers from unionizing.” Although McDonald’s is one of the biggest businesses Schlosser clearly tells that the business does not have the best interest for its customers or employees. Schlosser also takes aim at the influence
Hearing the music playing, small talk, and watching each and every worker smile and greet you as you walk in will make you feel extremely excited about being here. Nobody will ever disagree and say that it is not the happiest place on earth not only for children but for adults as well. The bright colors will catch your eye at sight and so will this place that looks like something out of a movie. Where to start your adventure is the real question here. It’s like a piece of wonderland where magic comes to life. This is one of the largest and most frequented amusement parks in the world and it happens to be Walt Disney World the greatest entertainment place.
From the skyrocketing obesity crisis to convenience, it's time to put warning labels on fast food. In May 1988, Canada passed the Tobacco Sales to Young Persons Act; this act required tobacco companies to put warnings labels such as; “smoking increases the risk of lung cancer” or “smoking during pregnancy can harm the baby” on their packaging. The same should happen to all fast-foods, fast-foods should have warning labels on them warning potential customers about their dangerous hazards. There are very few downsides and very many upsides to why there should be fast food warning labels. Fast food warning labels will make it very convenient to know about fast food items; it will benefit the companies themselves; and finally, it will help reduce obesity, obesity-related illnesses, and health costs.
The novel Fast Food Nation written by Eric Schlosser explains the monstrosity behind fast food and the secrets it holds. Schlossar talks about widely known fast food chains. He explains the secrets behind McDonald’s , Burger King, and other fast food restaurants you might eat on a regular basis. Fast Food Nation contains a detailed description of how these restaurants got started and what is inside those pre-heated hamburger, burrito, and french fries you are holding in your hand. Fast Food Nation is a well written (a bit boring) detailed book that may make you avoid fast food for a while.
However, people’s action to sue fast food companies seems hardly sensible, because their foods are not poisoned, spoilt, or molded. Although their foods are far from healthy and their advertising tactics are extremely cunning, fast food restaurants are not the only one to blame for today’s rocketing rates of obesity-related health problems. It is entirely a person’s decision whether or not he or she chooses to eat fast foods. It is largely known that fast foods are junks for the body, yet people still buy them wanting a quick fix for their rumbling stomach. People can always avoid fast foods and make healthier options if they want to, and suing the fast food restaurants will not make them lose any weight or fat they have in their body. If