In the book, Getting A Healthy Start, Kalman said, “Nutrition is the food you eat and the nourishing elements it contains, and energy is the power your body needs to function, or work” (Kalman, p4.). Providing one’s body with healthy and nutritious foods is crucial because the body needs the nutrients in order to function properly. In Steingraber’s essay, Most Children Don’t Like Spinach, But I Am A Child Who Does, she enforces the idea that children should be exposed to healthy food because it provides children with the nutrients they need to grow. The author describes how her children’s eating habits and relationship with food are unlike most children. In Most Children Don’t Like Spinach, But I Am A Child Who Does, Steingraber argues that exposing children to healthy, whole foods can teach children to live a healthy lifestyle by using the following rhetorical
“Don’t Blame the Eater”, written by David Zinczenko, is a short article discussing how fast food is the main cause of childhood obesity. This article came about in relations to two kids filing a lawsuit against McDonalds for making them fat. He begins his piece by sympathizing with these individuals because he used to be like them. Zinczenko then informs the reader of his background and how he fell into the category of being dependent upon quick and easy meals. In an attempt to provide a valid argument, he debates on how kids raise themselves while their parents are at work and that the nutritional values are not labeled upon prepared foods.
The only sentences spoken by the child are all asked and the only word the adult says is “no”. Not only did he use these techniques but he also used two rhetorical devices: logos and pathos. Breen used logos by mentioned a few of current issues and also the discovery of 7 new “Earthlike” planets. As for pathos, he displays a child and an adult, which can easily be seen as a mother talking with her child, having a conversation. This can reach out to families who are protective of what a child can or cannot know about the world.
In the article, Daniel Weintraub argues that parents are to blame for kids being obese, not food companies. “Parents, not state government, are in the best position to fight the epidemic of overweight children in our schools.” I agree with this claim because he gives good evidence and facts. The article is well written and includes good supporting details which helps the author prove his point. Even though it may have some weak points and some things aren’t explained, it’s very convincing and credible.
Truthfully, it is about the world thinking about the decisions they make. But, the ban does restrict all drinks ran by city that are above 16oz or have 50% or more of milk and fruit juice. However the soda ban may have some positive effects, ultimately the ban is a bad idea. Due to the contradiction it brings, the fact there is only one person making the decisions, and the other ways people can spend money.
There is Ronald McDonald, the Big Mac song, Happy Meals, and play areas. They see these items on the television or other electronic devices and immediately ask their parents if they will bring them to the highly addictive restaurant. In an attempt to stop franchises like McDonald’s from targeting young minors in their advertisements, parents need to restrict television and cell phone use for their progenies. Parents need to restrict usage because of the health risks involved, the incentives that come along with it, and the high amounts of advertisements.
This statement is so true because when my little brother sees toys or junk food on television he immediately begs my parents to buy either one for him. The majority of commercials during programs aimed at children are for unhealthy high-fat, high sugars or high-salt foods with little nutritional value. Not all parents are aware of how their children are exposed to marketing campaigns that influence their children. Some top food choices for kids attack kids by their appealing commercials. The commercials use bright colors, a funny icon cartoon character, older kids, and catchy phrases.
10 Apr. 2017. The author, Sarah Boseley is a health editor for “The Guardian News and Media”. This article is primarily intended for people who have children. This article displays the ongoing battle that parents are going through to fight child obesity with advertisers promoting unhealthy drinks and foods to children through online games, Facebook, and television ads, although, programs that are mostly watched by children; advertisers are banned from promoting unhealthy foods and drinks.
¨Several critics questioned why the city was making proposal on sugary drinks a priority when some city schoolchildren have no physical education classes.¨ (Washington TImes) In New York, Mayor Bloomberg placed a law on the sizes of soda citizens are allowed to get. However, this caused a lot of controversy on whether the ban was good or bad. Despite the amount of people supporting the ban´s choice, the ban does have some downsides on it. It is not a good idea to limit the amount of a soda a person can purchase (or propose the ban) because it's not applying to all, it's taking rights away from people, and itś not a big deal.
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.
“The general public apparently believes subliminal advertising exists” (Broyles 393) however, what effects, if any, are there to the people that view them? There is a belief that companies can influence our behavior in life to the extent where they can, in part, remove the consumers ' choice in their purchases. The idea of advertising firms crafting advertisements with hidden messages that influence the audience to shop at stores, buy a certain product or even which foods we ingest is common in contemporary culture. David Zinczenko addresses many concerns about the marketing and health impacts of the fast food industry in his article, “Don’t Blame the Eater”. Zinczenko says is directly, “Fast-Food companies are marketing to children a product
I have been in school for thirteen years, a staggering 76% of my life; and after all this time nothing has changed. Every single day I get served the same unhealthy, inedible lunch. It is something I can no longer do, I will no longer sacrifice myself to clench my hunger and thirst with this nauseating, unsavory, unappetizing food. Yes breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many of us do not get to eat breakfast because we are rushing to get to school. So why not fight for a better school lunch that all kids can enjoy and energize from?
Today McDonald’s has many more competitors such as; Carl’s Jr., Sonic, Chick-Fil-A and Burger King, which now provides kid’s meals with toys. Parents are infuriated by the fact that the free toy is making their children want the unhealthy food, yet they feel obligated to buy the meal to make their child happy. Though these children are still more interested in the popular the toy and will beg their parents to buy the meal from the fast food industry. Nevertheless many parents have stood up against the toys in their child’s meal. In Santa Clara, California there has been a banment of toys in children's meals.
In the article, “Chocolate Milk Gets Nutritionists’ Gold Star”, an online survey of 1, 247 parents represent what opinions there are about serving chocolate milk in schools. To begin with, 84 percent of the parents thought chocolate milk is an “acceptable beverage to serve” in schools. This shows that most parents agree with serving chocolate milk in cafeterias. Another fact found was that 75 percent of all the 1, 247 parents felt that although chocolate milk has added sugars, the benefits of the milk overrules it. This discovery tells me that the parents who took the survey don’t mind that sugar is in the chocolate milk, as long as their children get the nutrients and vitamins that they need.