But by following the example of Kirk Conrad, a father and chef in residence at Project Bread/The Walk for Hunger who oversees the Chefs in Schools Initiative at Boston Public Schools, we see that there are many ways to educate and inspire kids to eat healthier. As a father to two young girls, he gives tips to parents like to “involve your kids in school lunch planning, shopping and preparation.”, and to “buy the most nutritious versions of your kids ' favorite foods” (Schaffer). Now of course every child is unique, but seeing how these are just a few tips he uses himself and gets great results with his own children, this gives parents the opportunity to educate their children on which supermarket products may be a healthier choice, therefore, likely benefitting their children’s future food choices. Also these tips help the kids to feel more included in the decision of what they eat, making it less likely that they would feel “forced” to eat something they aren’t familiar with, thus enhancing the likelihood that they would comply with the change in diet. The impact parents have on their children’s food choices is bigger than some may realize.
In the year 2010, President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama created the “Hunger-Free Kids Act” of 2010, which has created problems among students. In the year 2012, Michelle Obama also created the “Let’s Move Campaign” in order to reduce childhood obesity, and to give students access to healthy food in their school lunches. The “Hunger-Free Kids Act” means that no student should go hungry, and the “Let’s Move Campaign” makes the lunches healthier. Unfortunately, due to the quality and quantity of the meals that the students now receive, more kids are refusing to eat school lunches, and remain hungry during school hours. Not only does this outrage students, it also infuriates parents, teachers and staff as well.
Schools could make more money if they sold good tasting food, even if it was not healthy. They make money with the healthy chips, drinks, and the lunch food, so imagine how much more money they could make if they switched back. Students would pay a little extra money for better food at the lunch room. With the money they make from switching foods, they could use for newer things to help students learn better. Students could all be better educated just because they switched foods and drinks over.
This appeals to our physiological needs because naturally, humans need to eat food and to hear from a professional that there are other influences outside of food that are giving cause to the obesity crisis gives Americans a slight sigh of relief when it comes to the degree of toxicity of our foods. Furthermore, that people eat a more wholesome diet versus those that do not, tend to be healthier than that live on fast and processed foods,there are also stark differences to recognize between these classes that should be taken into account as well such as the tendency to engage in exercise, air quality, and other health considerations such as smoking and
It has become common today to dismiss how fast food affects health worldwide. In David Zinczenko’s article, “Don’t Blame the Eater,” he emphasizes that fast food chains are contributing to the ongoing concern of obesity in America. In discussion of obesity, one controversial issue in “Don’t Blame the Eater” has been that fast food chains do not combine calorie information with their advertising meals. On the one hand, he asserts his unfortunate encounter with fast food throughout his childhood to further highlight his standing against fast food chain commerce. On the other hand, Zinczenko argues that diabetes in children have had a significant increase in a decade due to fast food.
In some schools some principals superintendents have made a decision to opt out of the Healthy choice foods and make there own semi-healthy foods that kids like. To reduce waste and bring back students who have opted to pack a lunch or go off campus for fast food, his districts cafeterias have installed stir-fry stations with abundant vegetables so students can have meals made to order. and he’s added spice bars so kids can even the bland. In schools some principals and administrators are starting to take action.
He argues that subsidized land grants and communal gardening are solutions that would lift some out of poverty while also assisting in curbing the trajectory of obesity rates among western children. More likely to be accepted by the western minded is Yanovski’s suggestion of diet journals being shared in public classes and worked upon as a group to develop better eating habits as children. Either or would inevitably save taxpayers money down the road and increase the overall quality of life for the average American at the same
However, this is not his only purpose in writing this essay. Additionally, Michael Pollan seeks to reassure the reader that this change will eventually occur and how it will happen. He argues that the food movement of our generation has been successful in changing popular consciousness. However, it has been struggling with shifting, in any impactful way, the “standard American diet,” which he purports has only gotten worse since the 1970s (Envision in Depth p.g
On a differing take on the solution, “Escape from the Western Diet” by Michael Pollan provides the complete change of our diet and way of life based around cooking and eating meals. however creates a more powerful and logical argument against the “Western Diet” in his article, He uses a combination of his credibility from his publications on health and foods, evidence against the practices of the medical community, along with his solution to the issue of obesity to create an article that draws in audience’s emotions and rationale. Pollan’s strongest points in his article was the use of credibility and his ability to bring logic and reason to most of his points against medical society and the publics solution to obesity. Pollan comes in with a stronger
The American eating habit suggest that the appeal of the product (fast-foods) outweighs the health concerns. • Members from the science advisory council who are experts, Lisa Berkman, Ph. D., expert on social influences on health and aging and Larry A. Braskamp, Ph. D. expert an authority on creating campus-wide strengths-based initiatives who backup the survey found in the Gallup magazine. • The Gallup magazine is a monthly magazine the prints out health articles to keep the public informed on surveys on health issues to keep the public informed. • This monthly magazine also supports the findings of how the American diet have affected us and keeping us informed on the eating and health issues that America is facing.
Michael Pollan’s Escape from the Western Diet connects well with what Mary Maxfield says in her article. Both Pollan and Maxfield talk about the ways that dieting is taking over American people’s healths and causing them to become even unhealthier. In Mary Maxfield’s argument she talks about how people believe everything that diet industries say, even though they know that the information they give you is false. This connects really well with what Michael Pollan talks about in his article, which is that people know that these theories that are used for the Western diet are not accurate, but yet they still decide to use the Western diet to help them become healthier.
People need to take initiative to stop eating food that’s not healthy for them because at the end of the day it’s all up to you to stay healthy. Our country become less responsible for their own health and start to blame everyone else for their own health but look at us not eating right and wondering why they are not feeling good, you’re not doing the right thing. This world is full of
I.Introduction A.Hook/Attention getter: “Fast food” is named as fast food because of the whole process from ordering, preparing and serving the food just take several minutes. B.General statement: Fast food is becoming more and more popular among people around the world because of the changing of lifestyle from the past times to the present times. C.Thesis statement: Due to the convenient, affordable price and good taste of fast food, consumption of fast food is rising but it brings negative effects on our health in the long run. II.Body A.Topic sentence: Fast food restaurant such as McDonalds (McD) or Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) are available almost anywhere in the world, and you can even get it with a simple phone call and get it delivered
Name: Malcolm Thomas Instructor’s Name: Mrs Carolyn Wiles Blair Date: November 10, 2014 Course: Freshman Composition II Section: D Name of Assignment: Argumentative Essay The number of fast foods restaurants is increasing worldwide and Mandeville is no exception with the recent opening of pizza hut. Unfortunately, many people opt to eat fast foods instead of a healthy balance meal. Discuss four effects of fast foods culture of eating habits and the health of human being.