Letting them sit down all day and watching t.v is not very good either. The parents have to take responsibility and show their children how to eat healthy and get the right amount of exercise. In the article, Weintraub shows data that says 26 percent of schoolchildren are obese. Boys more obese than girls. Not that it is really relevant, minorities more than whites.The Center for Public Health Advocacy blamed the problem on the large portions sizes in restaurants, allowing junk food on school’s campus, and the lack of physical education in schools.
Although, schools are trying to diminish the obesity rates the students pickiness is actually doing the complete opposite and increasing the chances in early hood obesity. Students are refusing to eat the school lunch and are now stopping at deli’s before school so that they can stock up on sweets and junk food to keep them full throughout the school day. The constant run to the deli becomes a growing habit within these students, especially teens and will increase the chance of obesity. In addition, since the majority of students are against school lunches they usually starve themselves instead of eating. This as well becomes a bad habit and can lead to regular cases of fatigue, headaches, an unhealthy amount of weight loss during a short period of time and in extreme cases lead to eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa.
“Fast food restaurants have us hooked on to their tasty food. You See a lot of people buying fast food because how good it tastes. Well let me tell you it is not good for your health. Why do fast food places lower their prices because they know people will buy it if it doesn’t cost that much and most people buy it cause that`s how much they can afford”. Fast food places is a way to not cook every week I feel bad for people when I go to McDonald’s and ask them, do you know what you’re eating in they say yes so I ask them, is that burger real such as real beef’ they say yes so I have to explain to them that you’re not eating real beef you’re eating a burger that has a lot of chemicals in it.
In the following passage, White claims that fast foods influences poor table manners or bad eating habits. She believes that the main idea of fast food is to consume quickly and purchase more of it. In addition, White specifically states that it’s hard to have respect for a fast food cheeseburger. She adds on that people who don’t have respect for what they’re eating shouldn’t have respect for themselves or others. I believe that white is overreacting to fast foods in general, she only mentions the concept of “table manners” in the first sentence of the passage.
We live in a society where most parents do not have the luxury to stay home and prepare healthy meals. Can we really blame people for their size? Or, are we a product of the society we live in? Knowing just how unhealthy, and harmful the food is at fast food restaurants, we cannot bring ourselves to stop consuming food equivalent to a heart attack served on a bun. Quite frankly, fast food is convenient and affordable.
It is common knowledge that fast food franchises don’t exactly serve “healthy” food. One does not drive to the nearest McDonald’s if he or she is in search of a health-benefiting and low-calorie meal. David Zinczenko’s essay titled “Don’t Blame the Eater” discusses how people should not be criticized for blaming the fast food businesses for the fact that they have gained weight and become unhealthy after routinely consuming the products of these businesses. While his paper may be well-written, it has one major flaw. Fast food is unhealthy, and no amount of arguing, suing, or nutritional information is going to change that common knowledge.
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.
The ignorance of the United States has allowed an epidemic of increased obesity rates to swamp a once flourishing, successful country. The lack of information given on the effects of healthy and unhealthy food contributes to the the dramatic increase in weight in America. Compared to the 1970’s, where meal intake was valued and daily physical activity was the norm, America lacked knowledge on how the fast food will affect the human body and the economy. Life today is not the exemplar of how a country should run. At an alarming rate, children and adolescents are becoming more and more overweight due to fast food restaurants on every street corner or the high price for healthy options, which makes unhealthy options more desirable.
This excess spending on food is putting their health at risk causing obesity. Twenty years ago, no state had an obesity rate above 15 percent. Now it seems as more and more people are becoming obese. Sadly, people are becoming obese due to the lack of exercise. If obesity rates stay consistent, by 2030, 51 percent of the population will be obese (obesity campaign).
Fast food industries should not be allowed to market or advertise their products directed to young children that has created health dangers of excessive consumption of fast foods and how fast foods firms tried to rebrand themselves by offering healthier food option. A ban on fast food advertising to children would cut the obesity rate by “as much as 18%” (York). Childhood obesity rates are rising worldwide. Once the weight is gained at an early age it becomes very difficult to get rid of the extra weight and obesity is associated with an increased risk of diabetes,