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 …show more content…
“Even their name is made out of limp French Fries,” she asserted. “Why would you want to eat their food? To her, the M in McDonald’s looked like two yellow, bent-over fries.” The imagery here allows the reader to picture the M in their mind as two fries that are bent because they are covered in grease. Through this vivid description of the M, the author displays her children’s hatred towards McDonalds, the fast food chain that every child loves. The author also uses imagery in the following quote, “Watermelon is the ambrosia of the household, closely followed by cantaloupe, strawberries, and cherries.” Through this quote the author conveys the idea to the reader that the family admires watermelon. Since the author refers to the watermelon as ambrosia, meaning the food of the gods, the readers can imagine that the taste of watermelon which might make them want it. The usage of imagery throughout the article allows the readers to view food from the same perspective as her
Ireland had been going through some rough times of famine when “A Modest Proposal” was written. They had been going through a hard time in the farming, for at least three years before “A Modest Proposal” was written. Jonathan Swift used sarcasm turned into satire. He was trying to point out that they weren’t actually that bad in the famine, not good off by any means, but not that bad. He was trying to prove a point in which they won’t go to the most desperate means to survive.
Deep distress struck America at the turn of the millennium, Americans held no hope in natural methods of time and growth for mental restoration, and instead resorted to medicine to cure the pandemic of depression. Resisting the timely trends, Luke Termorshuizen publishes “The Key to Fueling Our Happiness,” ridiculing the popular usage of antidepressant medication in children and young adults. In order to inform conformed Americans, Termorshuizen utilizes satire to highlight the deficiencies with depression medicine, consequently urging the halt of antidepressants practiced in children. Starting Termorshuizen’s argument, he rants about issues contributed by childhood depression. Termorshuizen emphasizes the uselessness of children in a society and their “hindrance to socioeconomic growth.”
Rhetorical Analysis My satirical piece is called “The Amazing Benefits of Being Homeless”. This comic depicts the positive aspects associated with homelessness instead of focusing on the negatives. In the comic, there are nine frames where the characters take a favorable viewpoint on this topic.
Zinczenko strategically uses emotional pathos through his example of obesity in children. Children are innocent in tone, therefore helping him explain that they are innocent in spite of the manipulation of the fast food industry. The author presents the issue of the lack of nutrition information in fast food. He’s not dissing the fast food industry; rather, he is stating the problem at hand that should be taken care of. He sympathizes with the fact that he too was once a kid whose two daily meals were from typical fast food restaurants.
Nutritionalism is a topic that is widely researched around the globe, but even more so in America. The topic of healthy food is not only being researched but also heavily debated upon: whether one kind of food is any healthier than another. The debate surrounds an idea that food is the reason for many health disabilities. Because of the debate about food people have been formulating their own ideas and theories about the nutrition of food. Two articles about the nutrition argument are Escape from the Western Diet by Michael Pollan and Food as Thought: Resisting the Moralization of Eating by Mary Maxfield.
A Rhetorical Analysis of “Don’t Blame the Eater” by David Zinczenko Sara, a single mother of two kids, is driving home from a grueling day of work. She’s worked overtime all week and has some tightness in her back. Upon looking at the clock on the dashboard of her 1996 Volkswagen, she realizes that it is way too late to go home and cook a nice dinner for her two children. She turns into the nearest McDonalds, orders some chicken nuggets, and brings dinner home. Can you blame a mother who just wanted her kids to eat?
“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.
Singing sensation Demi Lovato wants Congress to make mental health a top priority and she heads to Capitol Hill Tuesday. She meets the members of Congress to raise awareness of mental illness. She recently spoke out at the National Council for Behavioral Health’s annual Hill Day in Washington, D.C. She shared about her own mental health struggles.
and I were young teens, craving a larger portion of food than what had been offered to us, and had to deal with the middle-of-the-road snacks we had. While Fisher’s savior was tiny biscuits or chocolate bars, mine was pretzels with a cup of Ginger Ale. In, “Here Everything’s Possible”, Lad Tobin explores his own relationship to food by reflecting on his mother’s food-related habits and behaviors. While Tobin may consider himself a simple foodie, Tobin’s mother’s life revolved around food.
As Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Donovan Livingston, a graduate at Harvard Graduate School of Education, has similar views on education. His passionate and inspiring speech called “Lift Off” was given at HGSE’s Commencement Ceremony on May 25, 2016. The speech discusses the importance of education as well as the obstacles and injustices students, especially those of color, have experienced throughout history in getting an education. Livingston’s graduating classmates who are becoming teachers, as well as teachers and educators in general, are the audience of his speech.
This shows the impact on how important it is to make a priority in eating and making well balanced meals. Being able to see the history in how eating habits have changed generation to generation gives an insight on what we need to change. Many people such as Mark never ate a fresh vegetable until 19 years old. This shows that there is a big gap in eating balanced and healthy meals because of the mass production of frozen and canned foods. Mark Stated that, “it cut down on the variety of food we ate” (Mark Bittman 2007 Ted Talk, transcript 10:17).
To begin with, the taste alone of school lunches is beyond unsatisfactory. The meals provided by public schools are not appetizing. There exists a tangible disconnect between the enticing, nutritious meals advertised on the school board’s menus and what the students actually receive—pathetic portions and lukewarm meals slapped onto a tray. Children’s complaints about school lunches are often seen as trite. However, while common, they are not any less accurate.
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.