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David Zinczenko’s essay, “Don’t Blame the Eater,” express the relationship between obese children and fast-food restaurants. Zinczenko observes that fast-food restaurants are located almost everywhere, are inexpensive, and are easy to access. Comparing that it is easier: to find a McDonald's, but finding an organic grapefruit will cause a scavenger hunt (463). Zinckenzo shares a personal experience of himself, eating fast-food for lunch, and dinner were his only options; resulting in him becoming obese in his early teen years. Thankfully by the time he went to college, he was able to turn his life around. Therefore, he believes that the lack of nutritional labels on fast- foods is at fault, due to the increase of childhood obesity. Even though Zinckenzo’s article was published in 2002, I support what he is calling for: fast-food restaurants should display nutritional labels on their food (464). Having access about fast-food items listed may help one make an informed decision: providing people information about ingredients listed that can cause an allergic reaction, assist in choosing alternatives, and also …show more content…

The FDA requires Nutrition labels to provide warning labels to those whom are allergic to peanuts, nuts, soy, wheat, and also milk/eggs. Customers warned to look at labels every-time, due to frequent changes to the process of making the food. These certain items are now listed by the amount used in food products. I am appreciative for this brand-new bill, due to being allergic to peanuts myself. Regarding to allergic reaction, I had a teacher whom was allergic to artificial chemicals: Yellow no.5, and Red no.3. If both the ingredients were first on food labels she was not able to eat it, for example: Ice cream, yogurt, sodas, red velvet cake, and certain crackers. Nevertheless, having the warning labels has gave us comfort to know what to choose in order to avoid an allergy

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