Jamie Oliver Research Paper

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Jamie Oliver explains, in excruciating and terrifying detail, the horrors of fast food and its effects on children. He explains how on three different levels, School, Home, and Main St., what food children are consuming on a daily basis and how it is contributing to childhood obesity. The food that children are consuming on a daily basis at school is horrifying to me. Jamie Oliver then goes on to explain how in our own homes, food consumption is. We have gone away from the classic “home-cooked meals” and have turned to the more fattening foods for breakfast and lunch. Lastly, he explains the theory of Main St. On Main St., you look down and see the many varieties of fast-food chains. Oliver explains how these places have changed how we eat…show more content…
Home-cooked meals seem to be a thing of the past, and more fattening foods are introduced into young kids lives. Jamie Oliver interviews a family who live in West Virginia, the unhealthiest state in America. The youngest child in the family is 250 pounds and has not even gone into elementary school yet. A child being morbidly obese before she even hits Elementary School? That is devastating, but whose fault is it? The parent for feeding the children fattening foods? Or society as a whole changing direction in what foods they eat on a daily basis? Jamie Oliver blames modern-day…show more content…
ideal. If you look down the Main St. of any city, you will see a common similarity. Almost always are there three or more fast food chains on a single street. According to (Statistic Brain), 160,000 fast food chains exist in America, and about 50,000,000 Americans are served daily. Does this serve as an example to children? No, it does not. We have to start taking affirmative action towards what young children eat, and it starts with fast food. Whether it is closing down some of the restaurants are simply not going to them as frequently as Americans do, something must be done to prevent food consumption at these
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