Don T Blame The Eater Analysis

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Both Editors David Zinczenko and Radley Balko offer different perspectives on how fast food has increase obesity in the united states and who is to blame Zinczenko contents the need to provide nutritional chart in fast food restaurant (392) while Balko argues that consumers need to become personally responsible for what they are consuming (397). In Zinczenko’s writing “Don’t Blame the Eater”, and Balko “What You Eat Is Your Business” while both agreeing that something has to change to reduce obesity in the United States, but at the same time have different views on how to approach the problem. Zinczenko argues the need for fast food industries to convey calorie labels similar to grocery items, and make them simpler for the consumer to understand (392). Balko judges the …show more content…

While Zinczenko considers that, the government should be more involve helping reduce obesity Balko thinks we should not let the “government get between your waistlines” (396). Zinczenko reasons for the involvement of the government is the increase of health care cost due to diabetes, that causes other health problems (392). Whereas Balko believes that by stopping health insurers from charging the overweigh and obese clients a higher premium the government is removing the financial incentives for those that maintain a healthy lifestyle. Incentives like giving the options of transferring money saved from health care to retirement account (398). Obesity brings a lot of health problems which bring up the cost of premiums and therefore, if the government is paying for all of that there is no motivation for the person to leave their bad habits moreover, strive to become healthy this is one of Balko’s main point (397). However, Zinczenko argues that the availability of fast food restaurant in the country has made it effortless for children to become fat being they are the main target (393). If there,

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