The absence of supermarkets causes crisis in America to many people, because then they can’t access healthy affordable food, only fast food, leading to obesity (Food Desert Statistics). Food deserts cause obesity specifically in poor communities of African Americans and Latinos. The government needs resolve the obesity epidemic caused by food deserts. In order to decrease the obesity rate in areas that lack supermarkets and have surplus of fast food restaurants, laws need to be put in place to deter fast food restaurants, educate people about eating healthy and make accessing healthy foods easier.
Zinczenko’s first point is polluted with fallacies and wrong information, and his second point is no different. He states that people don’t always read the fine print during a part of his argument, and that right there actually defeats the purpose of making the argument in the first place. He said that the people don’t pay attention; even if the restaurant supplies them with nutritional information, they don’t always feel compelled to read it thoroughly. Therefore, it’s not the company’s fault for making them unhealthy: it’s their own. Additionally, most people that desire to eat healthy will take the time to read even the fine print and follow or at least acknowledge it when dining.
Though there are still people that are dependant on fast foods because of its cheap cost. The government of Hong Kong did not ban fast foods, but instead, ensured nutritional values of fast foods through various laws and regulation by the Center of food safety. Some of these laws include restriction of certain ingredients and drugs used to cause people to get addicted. This shows that on the perspective on Hong Kong, fast foods should just simply be indirectly limited to a small
However, these days people think that junk food may not affect their lives and their health. Also, they do not think that fast food will kill them slowly. Eating it for 24 hours, and eating without moving can be dangerous for their health because fast food is high in sugar, and calories that lead to weight gain. Unless people realize its harmful effects, they will not stop eating fast food. Damaging health, wasting money, and causing food poisoning are three main detrimental consequences of eating junk food.
According to Adams (2004), obesity is not a disease at all but rather the natural result of a person making extremely poor decisions about food choice and physical exercise. This show that most of the people do not know how to make an intelligent choice about what type of food, groceries, and beverages that they have to buy. As we know people are suggested to take about 2500 calories for man and 2000 calories for woman per day to maintain a healthy weight. But if people eat certain type of food like eating a large take away burger, chocolate shake and fries can total almost 1500 calories and that’s just a one meal. So, how about the other meal?
The idea that “food deserts” are the leading cause of obesity is broad, complicated and somewhat paradoxical. For example, “food deserts can occur in a community when available and accessible stores fail to offer healthy, affordable food” (Source A). With the idea that food deserts are the leading cause of obesity, this broad idea states that obesity can be cured by throwing down more grocery stores and problem solved. However, as stated in source C, “We have stressed throughout the course of our work that simply plopping down a grocery store doesn't mean that these problems are instantly solved” (Source C). This counters the idea provided in source A because it opens up the idea that there are other causes to the epidemic.
After hearing John Cisna’s story, I now have a stronger support of fast food than I did before. I have always liked eating at fast food restaurants because the food is inexpensive and tastes good. My family and I ate fast food when we would travel, but I thought that the food was unhealthy. John Cisna was able to eat McDonald’s food for ninety days, not only did he survive this time, but he also lost weight, lowered his cholesterol levels, and decreased his blood pressure. According to this study, fast food is not as unhealthy as I had believed.
High Calorie items usually don't have many nutrients. Nutrients is what makes a person feel full it's like a person's stopping point. Since the Big Mac lacks nutrients then people will continue to eat more of that item. after eating one and you are still hungry it is because you have lost control of your blood sugar, making your body almost becoming attached to that one item. See now what if I told you that what you're eating from Mcdonalds is not only visibly unhealthy but it could be hurting you on the inside.
There are so many driving factors that have developed this problem and as we discussed in class may possible ideas to possible attack the root of the problem. One of the causes for obesity is the overabundance of fast food and processes food. The idea of people cooking a healthy home cooked meal seems to be lost. I hear so many people say they are unable to cook because no one ever taught them. In my opinion it’s an excuse” I can’t be bothered to learn when stopping at McDonalds is easier.” It seems that those who do cook at home are not really cooking.
Obesity is one of the biggest health problems in America. There are many negative effects of obesity in today's society such as fast food restaurants, not enough exercise, poor eating habits and large portions. However, obesity can definitely be avoided and decreased. Ways obesity can be decreased is by promoting and educating people, especially children, about healthy eating habits, providing public policies that allow easy access to healthy, low-fat, high-fiber foods, trained healthcare professionals. First, in order to stop obesity, we need to advertise healthy plates, instead of advertising a lot of fast food restaurants.