08 May. 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/sunday-review/why-students-hate-school-lunches.html?_r=0. Murphy sheds light on the issues illumined in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act enacted by congress which requires strict supervision over the nutritious quality of foods offered in schools nationwide. She compares America’s school eating guidelines to France’s—whose childhood obesity rates rank lowest in the western world. However, she finds that each country;s relationship with food is so fundamentally different from each other and describes how Americas main fault is neglecting to pass down basic
On December 5, 2012, Daisy Luther, a journalist from Northern California wrote a blog entry on the conspiracy surrounding “certified organic” labels that is claimed by some companies and retailers. She brings up the question of whether these labels being stamped on food can really be verified or are they just a way to empty out the wallets of consumers. In the website The Organic Pepper, the blogger generally gives advice for different problems people encounter on a daily basis. Through her blog entries varying from ways to stay healthy to frugal living, Luther states her opinion of governmental interference on our food supply by citing sources from articles from Natural News and Time Magazine. She first starts out by arguing about how the
In the article, What You Eat Is Your Business by Radley Balko, published by Cato Institute, Balko discusses obesity. He discussed how obesity was a public health issue instead of being a personal health. Although the author discusses obesity in terms of public health, he argues that the resolution for obesity should be a personal responsibility. The author draws the reader’s attention when he talked about the government anti-obesity initiatives, by prohibiting junk food from vending machines, federal funding for new bike trails and sidewalks, restrictive food marketing to children, and prodding the food industry into more responsible behavior. He stresses these points to convey how hard anti-obesity acts are the government.
To conclude, this journal stated that various foods in schools cafeterias are not always attractive, just as the ones on convenience stores, making students disinterested to eat such foods. The last perspective is from James Lopez who wrote an article based on the influence of media on our food choices. According to Lopez, the media is a medium in which captives our attention bombarding us with several images and advertisements and also providing the society an essential source of information. Also, these messages we see and heard influence basically all of our choices, including food choice. This article says that advertisements are the main source for media and food manufactures that sell their products throughout these commercials.
In “The Pleasures of Eating,” Wendell Berry addresses the disconnection between food and its consumers, and argues how food industries distance consumers from knowing where and how their food is produced, which is making the consumers ignorant. Throughout the essay, Berry wants people to have a better understanding of their food, and how it has been affected by the food culture. Consumers would buy food without any question and believe that they are not participants of agriculture, which is making the ignorant of where their food came from. Food Industrialists have been a cause of creating this disconnection by persuading consumers to buy food that have been already prepared, which leads these consumers to become less aware of how eating affects
In Fast Food Nation, he uses evidence from the USDA to ensure his writing is credible and trustworthy. He also makes sure to include evidence from the FDA, which is also a reliable government agency, further proving and solidifying his argument. He interviewed people who have either been effected themselves or a loved one who has been effected by illnesses or diseases caused by the fast food. Because Schlosser uses interviews with normal people, the reader better connects with and understands that these problems are real and can happen to anyone at any time. In addition to agencies, Schlosser also produces information based on interviews with doctors and average people who have been affected by the fast food industry.
I have learnt take the initiatives and become responsible for the committees. What is more, I have gained confidence after practising public speaking and leadership. This activities has taught me about perseverance when I have to come up with the difficulties and deadlines of making an activities. Along with the school syllabus, visits to food manufacturers were a good experience related food safety. During the visit to Kirin Beer Factory in Zhuhai and the internship at ScanFoods Ltd. in Dongguan, I have learnt the quality assurance management standard and studied food law in China.
Children in the United States grow up surrounded by food and beverage marketing, which primarily promotes products with excessive amounts of added sugar, salt, and fat, and inadequate amounts of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. This document provides a comprehensive set of model definitions for food marketing practices directed to children. The recommendations, developed by a national panel of experts convened by Healthy Eating Research, define the child audience range as birth to 14 years of age; address the range of food marketing practices aimed at children; and specify the strategies, techniques, media platforms, and venues used to target children. When paired with sound nutrition criteria, these recommendations will help support responsible food marketing to children by addressing current loopholes in food marketing definitions and self-regulatory efforts that allow companies to market unhealthy foods and beverages to children. The healthfulness of foods and beverages found in retail food stores differs widely across the United States, both by location of the store as well as by store type.
John F. Nix Juvenile Justice Professor Chadwick L. Shook October 4, 2015 Critical Thinking Assignment 2 Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice: Using Diet to Control Delinquent Behavior, Page 92 1) Discuss the morality of doing experimentation with diet. Is it fair, just, and moral to have a control group that is not given a proper diet in order to test the effect of nutrition on delinquency? Let’s say that the controls commit a lot more crime and get into a lot of trouble. What does that say about the cause of scientific inquiry? If you disagree with this approach, how else can you test the effect of diet?
In the article “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins In The Home”, Daniel Weintraub argues that parents, not fast food companies, are at fault for kids who are overweight/have unhealthy eating habits. Weintraub supports his argument by using and explaining research focused 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.” The author’s purpose is to raise awareness that parents/guardians need to take responsibility so their children stop blaming others for the issues that are going on in their homes. Weintraub’s articles is
How come Americans are obsessed with food (new diets, restaurants, television shows, the list goes on and on) but no one cares or knows where their food came from and how it got on the shelf at the supermarket? The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan teaches readers about the importance of being educated about where your food comes from and how to make your own decisions about what and how to eat. Humans, as omnivores, have too many options for food and we don’t know what is good for us. Pollan argues that many diets and information from professionals are false, Americans have no tradition or cultural foods, and the human instinct of not eating bitter foods is no excuse to stop eating nutrient packed foods. First, Pollan talks about how many people throughout history that were supposed to be experts, for example Dr. Kellogg, came up with some strange theories that many people believed, but we later discovered were not true.
Due to the growing popularity of processed foods and the nation 's abysmal knowledge of them, writer Brian Rohrig argues that food coloring is an important attribute in the foods we eat in his article “Eating with your Eyes: The Chemistry of Food Colorings”. The author uses reasons, evidence, and effective word choice about how what makes a good food coloring, the best sources of natural food coloring and the benefits of synthetic food coloring to strengthen the logic and persuasiveness of his argument. Rohrig 's argument is also furthered when he appeals to the emotions of the reader. By referring the future, it causes the reader to think more in-depth about food coloring and how it may affect the future. The reader will then think that
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. I agree with Weintraub. How are children supposed to know how much is too much. The commercials don’t tell the kids not to eat too much of their product or they’ll get obese.
Obesity due to unhealthy food has been a long-lasting problem in America. Many people blame the government, and other blame the fast food companies directly. In the article “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in Home” the author argues that parents are the ones who are really to blame. This is actually true because who better than parents to tell their children what to do? Parents are responsible for the obesity of their children because children listen mostly to their parents, and because it’s their obligation to take care of their children.