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.
Americans spend so much money on meat ("if you bought 2 pounds of ground beef each week, it would cost you an additional $260 to $310 per year..." (Consume Reports)) that it would cause middle-class to poor citizens to no longer be able to purchase meat if the prices went up. The amount of money spent on meat and vegetables is already leading people to fast food restaurants, the USDA cannot raise meat prices. Factory farms also provide a faster product, making sure that shelves are always stocked. Since popular demand is that waiting for food is not okay, the factory farms work to accommodate for that standard. The factory farms do this by having animals grow at faster rates and generating food faster.
Mark Bittmans article "Bad Food? Tax it, Subsidize Vegetables" (July 23rd 2011) argues that the junk food companies have a huge advantage over the more healthy companies when it comes to manufacturing, prices, advertisements, and convenience. Bittman supports his claims by listing many different statistics on the decline of the American Diet, obesity and diabetes
In the article “How to Make Oatmeal…Wrong,” New York Times writer, Mark Bittman contradicts McDonalds, so called, “healthy” wholesome oatmeal. Bittman claims that McDonald’s, the leading multinational fast-food giant, makes on average $16.5 billion per year. All of which is done by the deceptive and mind twisting marketing. The fast-food giant targets unsuspecting kids, teens, and average citizens that are looking for more for their buck. So, it isn’t that surprising that McDonald 's is famed and favored for having cheap food.
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.
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.
When the audience reads about this they begin to wonder if that statistic specifically refers to them and if there is a problem with eating that amount per year. Eric further informs his audience that the reason McDonalds fries taste so good is from the natural and artificial flavorings added to fries, and most of the processed food in America. He also includes how much revenue the American flavor industries make a year and how many new products they introduce and points out the companies and movements that petitioned for clearer labeling on food products that contain these
Fast food basically refers to processed food served as a quick meal or it can be taken away. Schlosser (2002) mainly focuses on the United States but the issues he mentions could apply to various other countries as well. Americans spend more money on fast food than any other lifestyle items, spending more than they generally would on higher education, computers or cars. Schlosser’s argument is based on the fast food system of food production and how it is the cause of numerous health issues, environmental dilemmas, the exploitation of workers and animal cruelty. Fast food has affected peoples diet, natural landscape, the economy, the workforce, and popular culture.
Another technique that Spurlock used to influence the target audience to trust that fast food is dangerous is via interviewing a medical professional who states, “obesity is one of the leading causes of demise, after smoking” (Super-Size). The night before Spurlock starts his thirty-day challenge, he has “the last supper” of a wholesome dinner that consisted of vegetables and fruits to show the target audience that he eats wholesome foods on an ordinary basis. In this scene he additionally shows a picture of Jesus eating McDonalds food as his last supper to create humor in the documentary. Another technique that Spurlock used was zooming in on specific items for simply a couple of seconds. For example, on
Jollibee Food Corporation Summary In 1975, Tony Tan and his brother opened two Ice Cream parlors in Manila, Philippines, also they expanded their menu and start offering quick meals such as hamburgers, hot sandwich and spaghetti but soon they realized that their revenue is more from the side order rather ice cream. In 1978, the Jollibee Food Corporation is formed in Philippines. Jollibee have a dominant position in Philippines because Jollibee is first local fast food in Philippines which they served home style Philippine recipes and give a good service such as keeping the employee happy and treating them with respect. JFC marketing strategies based on being closer to Filipino families than their competitor. Since Jollibee is local Filipino service, they could capture the unique Filipino taste and using their local language to communicate to their Filipino customer, who is felt comfortable and feel like at home environment, unlike other outlets they spoke English.
1 in 4 Americans visit a fast food restaurant in respect to the video at the time of date. The three most obese states at the time were Virginia, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Virginia being the home of Morgan Spurlock. The reason behind the experiment was due to the fact that two people filed a lawsuit on Mcdonalds saying that eating there food is the reason for obesity in America. The only way to possibly defeat mcdonald 's was to present actual evidence that they were encouraging people to supersize their meal.
Millions of those same frozen hamburgers had already been sold and most likely eaten. The middle of the chapter begins to go more in depth about the deadly germs living within the meat that most people consume on a daily basis. According to the book, foodborne illnesses are now more easily transmitted due to, feedlots, sanitation issues in slaughterhouses, and meat grinders. Although there is mass distribution of meat that may possibly be infected with dangerous bacteria, the government has no political influence on whether or not the meat will be recalled or not. Recalling meat is all up to the company and they most likely won’t recall their meat unless it is a very serious
An article by PBS stated, “Today, America 's meat industry is the nation 's largest agricultural sector and sales of meat and poultry exceed $100 billion a year in the U.S.” This astounding statistics is one of many reasons why we should be more careful. A different article by UFCW identified that a whopping 20% of work injuries in the United States of America resulted within the meatpacking industry. As a country, we must strive to make this a safe environment to work in by reporting injures and hazards. It seems as if the motive to the industry has not changed since federal laws were passed in 1906; that is, they look for a quick processing line. The pressure to be quick has not stopped, causing many to become sick and injured.
Cheeseburgers, fried chicken, French fries, chocolate bars, sodas, etc. are one of the cheap and delicious foods that anyone can afford it, but if someone surpasses this it may end up affecting your health. Don’t blame the eater by David Zinczenko talks about how fast food contributes to obesity, some faults of the children consuming it and some faults of the parents allowing them. His research is based by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that estimates $100 Billion dollars are spent yearly in health care. The fast food industry is taking advantage of children by providing them with foods that cause obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.