Obesity due to unhealthy food has been a long-lasting problem in America. Many people blame the government, and other blame the fast food companies directly. In the article “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in Home” the author argues that parents are the ones who are really to blame. This is actually true because who better than parents to tell their children what to do? Parents are responsible for the obesity of their children because children listen mostly to their parents, and because it’s their obligation to take care of their children.
The data showed that 1 in 3 people would like to add more salads to their daily eating habits. Salads have many nutrient value including Proteins , potassium, and carbohydrates. If you were to want a salad at Moreno Valley High School there is expired lettuce that looks more yellow than green and with cheese that is not fresh. Even if a kid was well educated in nutrition they do not have the necessary materials to eat properly.We are failing to help the future kids of America be strong both mentally and physically. The surprising factor for our school is that many kids buy cookies sold in a snack bar next to the lunch line, every 2 in 3 people said they would choose to eat a bag of grapes over a
Daniel Weintraub argues in his article,”The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in the Home,” about who is to blame for children obesity. Weintraub is telling parents that they are the ones that can fix this problem, not the government, food companies, or the video-game manufacturers. I agree with Weintraub. How are children supposed to know how much is too much. The commercials don’t tell the kids not to eat too much of their product or they’ll get obese.
“Fed Up” is an eye-opening movie that tells you about the sins of the food industry and that almost everything you know about food and exercise is wrong. First of all, there’s a mantra that is being repeated to obese and fat people that doesn’t actually work. The mantra is “Eat Less, Exercise More.” This phrase doesn’t always work for most people because not only do you need to exercise, you need to actually watch what you put into your body. If I used to eat like 14 bags of chips per day, and then cut it off to 5 bags of chips and a Coca Cola, I doubt that I’d actually lose weight or become healthier. One of the biggest sins done by the food industry is that big food corporations sometimes partner up with professional medical groups, so that those medical groups can withhold information that may critic a company’s product(s).
While Camilla Lewis from Smith’s paper can relate to that “cheapness” she is forced to feed her two-year-old son processed foods, even though he has a digestive illness, she is left with no option except “low-priced items like chicken nuggets and instant mashed potatoes” (as cited in Smith, 2014). “Neglecting the inequalities that exist at the local level cannot only fail to solve existing problems but engender new ones” (Smirl4). Comparing the two leads me to believe that some families wouldn’t pursue a choice like Lewis’, that some would use the money out of their own pocket. Stephon Johnson (2013), a man who wrote about millions of New Yorkers facing food stamp cuts stated, “An average family of three will lose twenty-nine dollars a month.” Twenty-nine dollars may not seem like a lot, but if your already living paycheck to paycheck that money may be the difference of keeping your lights on. When situations like these go unsolved and people continue to go hungry what are we really doing to our country?
That action leads to a clear and present danger in our communities. Now don’t get me a wrong, a good juicy cheeseburger is good every once in a while. Through the opening of these fast food restaurants, kids, adults, and students alike will be more tempted than ever to spend the money on a quick and easy meal. I can’t count the number of times my parents have gotten take out simply because they didn’t want to cook. Secondly, the prices of fresh food are at an all-time high.
Daniel Weintraub’s article The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in the Home argues that childhood obesity is not the food industry 's fault but the parents or guardians of the children. Weintraub supports his claim by using research for example, “ Of the 20 recommendations put forward by the center, only one focused on parents...But no one seems to want to tell parents that they need to protect their children from unhealthy foods and from sloth. “ The author 's purpose in writing the article is to inform the readers that parents and guardians of children need to take responsibility instead of blaming others for something they could 've prevented and were ultimately responsible for. Weintraub writes his article in an informal tone for
Most people are just far too lazy to make a trip to the store to buy those unhealthy snacks. Wengie suggest that peple just take a real honest evaluation of the food currently in their refrigerator and cupboards. Decide whether or not they want to keep eating those unhealthy foods or switch to something healthier. Wengie has a down to earth, delightful, and very amusing way of sharing her tips. Check out the video
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
Many people dread having to walk through the lunch line and pick up a less-than mediocre meal from the scary looking lunch ladies. Personally, I have always liked the school lunches, until a recent experience put an unpleasant image in my head every time I take a bite out of a school lunch chicken sandwich. Government officials, and first lady, Michelle Obama, are trying to make school lunches more “nutritious” but it seems as though what’s really happening is schools are turning to cheaper food items instead of really trying to provide a healthy meal for growing high school students. Of course, there are healthy options, including fruit and vegetables, but the main courses are so processed that it disgusts me to even think about eating it.
The district then began a new program called the Royal Cuisine, which dramatically impacted all the schools across the district. The program focused more on nutritious foods on site and no longer had meals warmed before serving. They began to switch to low-fat salad dressings and cheese, whole-wheat bread and pizza crusts and added vegetables to many dishes. The program prepared foods from scratch and provided more fresh fruits and vegetables, which increased prices. The school district does have a "closed campus" policy, which means students are not allowed to go off campus to buy food, which helped the district not to have to compete against fast-food outlets.
Have you ever wondered why, when you order a salad at the drive- thru, it cost more than a burger with fries? , and have you ever wondered why some kids don’t play outside anymore? Childhood obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, but seeing and understanding the problem is the issue. Childhood obesity is due to the pricing that is on healthy foods, poor dieting in children, and the lack of physical activities. It turns out that the road through our stomachs may run through our wallets.
False Food Labels and Nutrition Facts Every day people decide what to eat, what their meals will be for the day, and what they are going to feed their families. All the food people purchase in stores, ends up on their dinner tables, premade lunches, and snacks. But food products are not always as nourishing or healthy as they claim to be. Miss leading ads and nutrition labeling/facts on products are used as marketing tactics that contribute to the health epidemic in the U.S. All products list their nutrition facts either on the side or the back of the product explaining the amount per serving, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugar etc. However if people compare the nutrition facts on the back from the labels on the front, it
hamburger and fries are everyones best friend. salads, veggies, and fruits will not satisfy a persons craving, or hunger. no one seems to realize the effects and harmfull diseases that get pilled up in our body from fast food products. causing kids and even adults to have diabetes, and obesity. busy and fully scheduled parents take advantage of the convienent hours and proces fat food restraints have to offer.