One argument that Weintraub gives is that it is the fault of the parents who allow their kids to eat all the junk food they want. 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. Other authors who are
Today in our abundance of filling grocery stores and fast food restaurants, most is comforted in knowing when and where their next meal will come from. Although, days in the past where food shortages ran rampant; sanitation was unheard of; and obesity was the last obstacle the American people thought to face have faded. Yet, in the beginning of this 21st century, we are nearing the 40% percent mark of obese adults, and the 13.4% percent back in 1962 has become a short, but a distant memory. The average adult today is heavier compared to the 1950 's, due to changes in our socioeconomic structure; sedentary lifestyle changes; and easy access to unhealthy food choices. Did we know that obesity in the early 1900 's would soon be the cause of
Studies from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, more than half of adults are overweight or obese and nearly one in five kindergarten students are obese (Doc A). Most overweight children usually have parents that are obese. The problem is that when parents do not eat right, neither do their children. Because, children eat what their parents cook. It is very important for the government to control what is consumed by kids. Children are the future and children with obesity can end up with serious health problems in the
In the article “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in the Home” the author, Daniel Weintraub, argues that parents are responsible for the obesity of children, not anyone or anything else, the parents. Weintraub supports his claims by explaining data and research used to show that most studies focus on “...the increasing consumption of fast food and soft drinks, larger portion sizes in restaurants, the availability of junk food on campus, advertising of junk food to children and their families, and the lack of consistent physical education programs in the schools” said in paragraph 8. The author’s purpose is to raise awareness that parents need to take responsibility so that their children stop blaming others for something that others have
However, people’s action to sue fast food companies seems hardly sensible, because their foods are not poisoned, spoilt, or molded. Although their foods are far from healthy and their advertising tactics are extremely cunning, fast food restaurants are not the only one to blame for today’s rocketing rates of obesity-related health problems. It is entirely a person’s decision whether or not he or she chooses to eat fast foods. It is largely known that fast foods are junks for the body, yet people still buy them wanting a quick fix for their rumbling stomach. People can always avoid fast foods and make healthier options if they want to, and suing the fast food restaurants will not make them lose any weight or fat they have in their body. If
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. With the marketing rate for good tasting foods, theirs no way that schools can’t make more money. child obesity is talked about all the time, but has anyone stopped to think that maybe obese students are happy like that with good tasting junk food? people probably haven 't, so before the people start making remarks and bad comments on these situations like that they need to stop and think, are obese students happy? If students are happy the way they are why try changing that? That is not what is going to hurt
Why is health such an important thing in human lives and why are those humans not caring for that life? These are the questions that people should ask themselves. We live in a world where almost everything is processed and almost nothing is grown organically, many are not taught how to cherish what is given and don’t realize that the human body is like a temple that should be loved inside and out. In the book of Eric Schlosser, “Fast Food Nation”, Schlosser talks about the history of how the big fast food chains started and what they did to make there chain more productive to clientele, but also Schlosser mentions in what conditions some of the meat that was cut was in There are also the factors about how much of an impact there is when people
Obesity is a disorder involving excessive body that increases the risk of health problems. Obesity is known to be a big problem not only in North Carolina, but in America, that continues to grow each and everyday. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), "A person is obese when their body mass is 30 percent of greater"(pp.2). When a person is overweight or obese, it means the person has taking in more calories than he/she needs. "in North Carolina, obesity is known to be an epidemic, which about 60 percent of North Carolinians are obese",. States Avery Sarah, the author of "obesity called an Epidemic Health issues in North Carolina". In North Carolina obesity is an epidemic, an issue
To commence, obesity has contributed in many ways to the problems in our community. As a matter of fact, obesity has caused bullying in our community; likewise, it can possibly result in violence. Additionally, if this issue continues in the life of an adolescent, it can bring a great deal of diseases in the future. Moreover, increasing early death rates in a drastic fashion. Overall, obesity is a severe problem our community faces today.
Obesity has been a huge problem for most children in America. Every generation, it becomes more of a problem than what it was the generation prior to it. Many children suffer with this problem today because of the lifestyles that they live. Children tend to lack adequate amounts of exercise that they need because of the many distractions that they face every day. Most of the day, kids are sitting around the house watching television, playing video games or on some type of a new device that has just been released. Another reason why kids are overweight is because of the types of food they choose to eat. Many families choose to go to fast food restaurants such as McDonalds or Burger King because the food is cheaper and quicker than most
Daniel Weintraub argues in his article,”The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in the Home,” about who is to blame for children obesity. Weintraub is telling parents that they are the ones that can fix this problem, not the government, food companies, or the video-game manufacturers.
The government should first start changing the diets of the younger age group since this age group is most malleable to change. The disturbing fact of the truth is that over 20% of children from the age group 2-5 years old are in fact overweight or obese (cdc.gov). People every day say that “Take care of the future generations, they one day will change the world” (brainyquote.com). If the government doesn’t take action now, our future generation will change the world in an undesirable way. Not only that, but 38.2% of 6-19 year olds are also overweight or obese (cdv.gov). It is said that by 2030 the obesity rate for both adults and children will raise to over 50%, and this can and will cause problems for the people
Acknowledging that this new epidemic does not discriminate against anybody, is an appeal to pathos, stimulating the feeling of fear. Table 1 on page 354, is entirely about the percentages of population that are considered overweight/obese by race and gender, supporting the idea that obesity does not only effect people of a certain race or age. The authors do not rely on an appeal to pathos, but it is present throughout the writing. Multiple times Morrill and Chinn remind the audience of the alarming rate that the percentages of people included in the category of overweight are increasing. By stating that about nine million children in the United States are currently overweight, along with the statistic “If the current trend continues, approximately one-third of all children…born in 2000 will develop diabetes”(Morrill, 356), the authors’ use of the emotional appeal of children being affected by this epidemic boosts the sense of pathos. Often, the effects of obesity on children is brought up, providing information such as the future health risks obese children are more susceptible to, mental and social problems that are more likely to occur, and details about on how food advertising companies target children. The section under the subtitle “Health Consequences”, lists a majority of the diseases, cancers, and other detrimental issues that coincide with being overweight or obese. This entire section supports the authors’ purpose, using the health issues and statistics about increased death rates to once again instigate fear and anxiety, and also maintain the idea that being overweight or obese is an urgent, adverse
Fast food is quickly becoming America 's cigarette, causing more death related diseases than a packet of smokes. Take a look at the food you’re eating and what does it do to your body. ' “Parents are working more than ever before, and unable to monitor what kids are eating at home, schools are selling astronomical amounts of junk food in order to supplement shrinking budgets. It 's a ticking time bomb, and America 's children are exploding”. Food business has been one of the successful economic fields in United States. McDonald’s, KFC and Hardees are all examples of fast food companies that became well-known worldwide and they sell million meals every month, they attract teens and children mainly and they are getting addicted to it. Although fast food field has a huge profit it doesn’t mean that we should give fast food suppliers and restaurants the permission to do whatever they want. However, fast food suppliers should only care about the quality of their products not “people’s obesity”. Parents are responsible for the obesity in their children and they
Food advertising to children is a controversial issue that is considered as a source of attention to many investigators and analysts due to its influential impact on children’s food choices and parents buying behavior. Food advertising is the primary type of advertising that people go through on a daily basis. Nowadays, the industry of food advertising is growing enormously in the middle east region and Malaysia as a result of the huge amount of food advertisements, especially junk food ads that reach people directly and indirectly through various mediums that deliver advertising contents to the audience. Children and youth are the main target audience for fast food advertisers, mainly because of their purchasing influence, exposure to TV and