Zinczenko’s states facts about the serving size in the fast-food restaurant are manipulated to the customers. He uses a company’s website to show how the calories of each component that comes with the meal are posted separately and also the fact that companies put the small print on the back of their product so they can blind their customers, doesn't it show the culprit of the fast-food industries. His use of statistical evidence shows how it can be tricky to understand the information provided about the serving size at fast-food restaurants. Nevertheless, fast-food restaurants should display the nutritional values of their food contents so the customers can be educated in what they are eating. If you are not providing the information, then you are using their weakness for your own
He provides many facts and statistics that prove the negative impact fats food has had on society, health, and the economy. He covers many aspects of fast food and is able to give the reader information to make better decisions in their lifestyles: do not eat at fast food restaurants. The author makes a call to purchase locally and to take down fast food culture. Ultimately the book leaves you with a feeling of hopelessness. After I read the book I felt like society was doomed or that we couldn’t do anything to make a change.
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.
He wants to illustrate to people that the fast food they eat can cause health related problems. He wants people to understand that they should stop eating fast food and should eat homemade food instead, as it is healthier. He wants everyone to have the ability to know and differentiate between good and bad food to help them make a healthy decision while deciding which food to eat. Schlosser wants to show importance to the impact of fast food companies’ food on people’s lives in order to demonstrate that fast food companies aim at children to help generate profit for their
Zinczenko mentions in his article, that consumers did not have access to "calorie information" and even if they had such information, it is always hard to understand. For example, he says that if your read the fine prints on the back of the dressing packet, you will realize that it actually contains 2.5 servings rather than one serving, which means that as a consumer, you are actually consuming 620 calories and not the stated 280 calories per dressing. In addition, he made mention of several statistics of childhood obesity which have led to the increase in diabetes due to the increased number of fast food restaurants. Although Zinczenko makes a compelling argument about the "eater is not to blame", his lack of evidence to support his assumptions weakens his overall point. I do agree in part with Zinczenko argument that the eater is not to blame.
America is one of the world’s “fattest county’s.” It very puzzling to ignore a fast food ad that is why David Zinczenko does not blame the eater as he furthermore explains why the government should regulate the fast food industry in his argumentative essay, Don’t Blame the Eater, published on November 23, 2002. On the other hand, Radley Balko attempts to persuade readers that people should be responsible for what they are consuming every day inside What You Eat Is Your Business, published on May 23, 2004. Both of these persuasive articles contain strengths and weaknesses as they attempt convince readers to take their side. The title from Zinczenko’s article, “Don’t Blame the Eater,” can be considered an eye catcher for any reader (Zinczenko
However, in recent years, the fast food industry has become the subject and source of the rise in the rate of obesity throughout countries. Journalist and author Eric Schlosser explained in his book, ‘Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal’, that today, fast food has created an impact on society that has fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. Large fast food corporations, such as McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, have become so prominent in people’s daily lives that they have grown so powerful by exploiting their young consumers that they can influence government nutrition policies, as described by Professor Marion Nestle in her book ‘Food Politics’.
It is because they don’t have more option than go and eat fast-food after they get out school or college, due the lack of food in their house. In other words, their parents can’t cook for them while they are studying. However, David Zinczenko is trying to involve his audience by the pattern of cause and effect in his essay. First, the author started talking about his early life. He says that he didn’t have more option than go and
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.
We no longer think or even care much on what we consume these days, but we care about how much we spend on what we may eat, and how delicious something may taste. Many kids would choose some that taste good, over something that may taste good, but may lack nutritional value. Families would rather spend less money on some inexpensive, non-nutritional, and knowing that they can get their food fast, over buying nutritional ingredients, and spending time on cooking a meal that has nutritional value to it. It affects the body mentally and physically, causing depression, acne, weight gain, high-cholesterol, etc. It doesn’t only affect the people who dine in at the fast food restaurants, but the families who consume it.