USDA has repeatedly purchased meat from companies that have been involved in major bacterial outbreaks. A handful of children have been sickened because of this. To make matters even worse, the USDA buys the cheapest meat it can get, leaving the meat highly susceptible to having harmful diseases and pieces of bones. Even fast-food restaurants have higher meat standards than the National School Lunch Program ((NSLP)USDA provides the meat for the NSLP). Lastly, chapter nine notifies people that kitchen sinks aren’t as clean as they may think.
In Anna Quindlen’s essay, School’s Out for Summer, she discusses what a huge problem child hunger has become and how it affects thousands of families across the nation. Anna’s essay informed the reader of how the problem still exists, and how people are taking steps to prevent and end child hunger. Anna provides the reader with evidence from food banks and summer programs that hunger is still a major problem in the United States. “During the rest of the year fifteen million students get free or cut-rate lunches at school, and many of them get breakfast too.” Ultimately, this shows that many families across the nation cannot afford to feed their children adequate meals three times a day.
Around the world, there are thousands of starving children that seem to go unnoticed daily. Shoppers are constantly in the supermarket filling their carts with hundreds of dollars’ worth of groceries for their family’s without thinking of those in need. In 2008, a remarkable shopping cart ad was released which depicts a distraught young African American child reaching up to the shopper begging for help to save him from starvation. Feed SA, a charitable organization which helps the poverty-stricken across the county has designed a striking ad to bring attention to just how easy donating can be. The effectiveness of this ad is due to the powerful rhetorical appeals to pathos in which it implements.
The multifaceted issue of racism has been intensely explored by many, but it is Will Allen’s The Good Food Revolution that draws a staggering connection between discrimination and the United States’ obesity epidemic, offering solutions that tackle both monstrosities at once. Allen’s belief that access to locally grown produce should be a basic right stems from years of witnessing that right being strategically denied to the urban poor. The spread of chain business and the reduction of farms has created a crisis that Allen’s company Growing Power seeks to rectify. These claims are not only supported by the evidence presented by Allen in his experience, but also by circumstances in the reader’s life that mirrors what is described. It is unnerving to realize the after how far the United States has come, inequality is still being served at the dinner table.
For example, “The agriculture department estimated in 1999 that twelve million children were hungry or at risk of going hungry.” Many of these facts try and shock the reader with the result, “in 2000 requests for food assistance from families increased almost 20 percent” facts like these are what helps to persuade the reader. Anna also goes on to provide information from real people, not based on numbers. She talks about how socially, “The humiliations attached to being poor in a prosperous nation, not being able to feed your kids is at the top of the list” in an attempt to draw empathy out from the reader. She also talks of how some “parents who go hungry themselves so their kids can eat” which again is a very persuasive quote.
“These days, we sell brooms and buy ourselves some flour and then eat it with water,” says Ghaleb Mashn, a drained citizen of Yemen for The Guardian Newspaper. “Either we die from the bombing or from the hunger. My grandson needs treatment and also on the top of all that he needs to eat a healthy food, my grandson doesn’t know what the milk tastes like…” In my very first PPLE assignment I choose the global issue of hunger. It’s an issue that has even been acknowledged by the United Nations, where children are in particularly badly hit.
“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.
In the article “Are Our School Lunches Healthy Enough”,by McClatchy-Tribune News Service. The First Lady Michelle Obama’s Campaign to make school lunches healthier. One reason, that it is good to make school lunches healthier is that some parents are paying for unhealthy school lunches that their kids are eating. Another reason, that it is good to make school lunches healthier is that 1 in 3 kid are overweight or obese. The last reason, is that it is not good to make school lunches healthier because the government is ignoring parents and saying that parent can’t make the healthy choice for their children.
Where if one doesn’t get to eat, then they become weak, causing almost inevitable death if they can’t work. Which ultimately brings people together to help each other find strength, as they are all equally likely to be “selected”. In conclusion, one can see how selection, tattoos/ID’s, and rations and food. All symbolize the hopelessness and despair that Elie and the Jews are all faced with as they try to escape the clutches of death.
The kids stomachs are desperate but not desperate enough to eat the school lunch. The Healthy slop makes stomachs quiver in fear. Michelle Obama has put into use the Hunger, Hunger free Kids Act, that will help feed kids from low income families with healthy lunches .
Three Bags Full has been a part of the effort to eliminate hunger in our country. It's a massive undertaking, but one that owner of Three Bags Full Cafe, John takes personally. Growing up in a home without a father, his mother was sole provider. He and his two other siblings were aware they didn't eat like other kids, but never acknowledged it out loud. It was just something they didn't speak of, since on some level, even as little ones they realized Mom was working hard to give them what she could.
Carelessly, the working middle and the high class people always forget about what the poor working class has to do in life to survive. In a passage from the novel, The Working Poor Invisible In America, David Shipler compares the poor working class wages to the amount of food they are able to buy. Shipler is able to creatively inform the audience using description, exemplification, and cause and effect what the life a poor working class citizen does everyday. David Shipler shapes an image in the minds of all of his readers with his selective word choice. As a result of not having the money to pay for food, parents are forced to let their children starve, and as a result those children start looking “listless”.
According to RHI-Hub.com, Access to healthy and reasonable food can be a challenge for rural residents, unrelatedly of income level. Due to financial factors such as a low capacity of trades, many rural areas lack food shops and could be considered “food deserts.” Which are areas where there is limited availability of fresh, affordable foods. People who shop at rural communities may trust on less expensive and less nutritious options, such as those available at a gas station convenience store, than take a long drive to the grocery store that stocks fresh produce, milk, eggs, and other staples. In this paper I’m going to be talking about the effects of food deserts and how it effects peoples lives, how being in Rural cities such
This journal by Oonagh Reitman is discussing about the similarities critiques regarding international human rights by two different perspectives, cultural relativism and feminism. The author argue that even though both have similarities in the critique, they actually have a strong contrary definition and perspective about the human rights itself. Besides, the author also pointed out the critique from cultural relativist to feminist and vice
Observing Mckenzie of five weeks and listening to Michelle talk about her was actually interesting. Mckenzie has blue eyes, blond hair and is able to make some little noises, move her arms, but she is still not capable to control her head/neck, which means that is not fully developed. learned many interesting concepts and I was able to relate it to my younger siblings. An engaging topic Michelle talked about was the importance of nursing.