Trans-fats have been around for many years, and no one has said a great deal about it until now. In recent years, trans-fats in foods have become a very large issue that has surrounded America and its population. They have been blamed for everything including obesity to bad eating habits within our society. Banning trans-fats for something it may have not even done is completely wrong to do, and should be stopped immediately. Our local leaders think that by banning the use of trans-fats in our restaurants will solve all of our problems, but that could actually make things worse.
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.
If we had fresh healthy food you would see a significant difference in American obesity problem which is one thing that we need to fix a lot right now. The main problem with school lunches is no one likes them and it seems like they are getting worse and worse
People are not taking care of themselves as they should be and that is an issue. The author's writing style draws the reader into his side of argument. Balko's points make the argument about anti-obesity act being a personal responsibility stronger and more relatable. It is usual how President Bush 200 million for anti-obesity because that is a lot of money going towards something that can be dealt with in other ways. Just because you spend a lot of money on anti-obesity, you just can't make people live the way you think is best for them.
As a hole there should be more restaurants that promote healthy food choices. Obesity in the United States is out of proportion and something need to be don , not necessarily at the point of government intersection but this needs to be fix some way somehow.”public health experts say that an unhealthy diet and the lack of exercise are still the two biggest culprits.”-Felix gusson. Not many companies or groups promote healthy living because they make more money from letting people be unhealthy
The main argument of the documentary called Fed Up by Stephanie Soechtig is that as time moves on more people are getting obese this is influenced by food commercials. As it explains in the documentary it is shown that as people eat less but exercise more is not working due to exercise is not the answer to obesity and the obesity epidemic has occurred because of the rise of processed food. As for sugar 80% of all food contains sugar in addition to the U.S.A promotes unhealthy foods like cheese to support U.S farmers instead of raising awareness, as for Michelle Obama she made a meaningless contract with the food industry. This also continues on to school lunches as for 80% of high schools contracted with soda companies as well as for junk
In “How Junk Food Can End Obesity,” by David H. Freedman, he claims that processed foods can help fix the obesity crisis in a more realistic manner, rather than whole-some foods. The popular opinion emphasizes whole-some foods because they aren’t informed about the similitude between processed and unprocessed foods. The essence of the essay is that people believe processed foods are bad and unhealthy for us, therefore whole-some foods are highly recommended for the health of an individual. Freedman mentions many prominent authors who wrote books on food processing, but the most influential voice in the food culture Freedman makes a point of is, American journalist, Michael Pollan. The media and Michael Pollan indicate that everything should be replaced with real, fresh, and unprocessed foods, instead of engineering in as much sugar, salt, and fat as possible into industrialized foods.
In this essay, the author David H Freeman claims a new and practical solution to fight against obesity. He states that advocating wholesome foods is unrealistic, and if people convert their direction to making junk food healthier, the problem could be fixed. To be honest, canceling junk food is impossible since there are so many junk food lovers. In other words, their eating habits are hard to change, also whole foods are expensive and inconvenient. Why not make the junk foods healthier so that people are going to lose their weight as well as enjoy their snakes?
Therefore, Spurlock’s findings for his one-sided experiment were too exaggerated and not scalable to the general population. Clinical studies were created to prevent Spurlock’s biased style of procedures. In the third case, Spurlock has too broad of an argument, focused on too many subjects, and ultimately did not demonstrate (per the lawsuit) how McDonald’s intended for its customers to eat a McDiet three times a day, every day, and that McDonald’s was aware that the specified regimen was dangerous. Indeed, fast food is harmful to our health when consumed in excess; however, Spurlock’s ceaseless bingeing overstates the good point. Today, we are inundated with information related to life’s dangers, but we should not follow these messages
As shown in the article “A Call for Applied Sociology,” Adams, Ulrich, and Coleman expresses that, “Over the last twenty years a stream of research has begun to flow that explores how access (or lack of access) to food environments, including supermarket, grocery store, and food retail establishments, impacts food shipping habits and thus, nutritional habits” (58). Food Deserts are linked to many health effects; some of those health effects are cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and even premature death. If there were better sources of adequate foods, perhaps these health problems would not have intensified as
Quoting Wal-Mart, Mr. Holt-Gimenez explains, “If you’ve always lived near a grocery store, or fresh market, here’s something you’ve probably never considered: There are neighborhoods across the United States where it is nearly impossible to find fresh produce. These places are called ‘Food Deserts’ and Walmart is committed to removing them from our communities” (525). Access to fresh, high-quality food is a major factor in today’s obesity problem and the reason why lower income individuals suffer from higher obesity. Lower income residents, often with no access to transportation other than the public system, are at the mercy of the food offerings that are within a few blocks from their home. With no grocery stores or fresh markets around, their choices are limited to fast, low-quality take out or pre-packaged foods void of any nutritious value.
So what exactly is the problem? Well, the USDA food desert locator (3) shows that ten percent of America is classified as a food desert. Households all across the country don’t have access to fresh and healthy food causing them to resort to unhealthy cheaper food like fast food or food someone could get from a convenience store. Food deserts can impact the health of our nation. Especially when it comes to obesity, because studies have shown that having greater number of convenience stores are linked to having higher obesity.
I do believe that if you are an unhealthy individual then something needs to change. More than one-third of American adults are obese today. Obesity is the second leading cause of death in America that can be prevented and should be. People are showing that they are caring less about the media-driven characteristics now more than ever, hence the way obesity is the second leading death in America. Media contradicts itself a little, due to the fact that they want you to look a certain way but the advertisements on unhealthy food choices are so big.
Healthy ingredient and nutrition are high cost and they won’t help companies earn profits. As consumers, we might feel disappointed and angry after reading Moss’s essay. Most of the food companies don’t care about consumers’ health. For them, following the market strategy and earning profit are the most important things. Food companies even change the nutritional profile to make those food products look healthier.
These “food deserts” in many communities are because they are low-income, multicultural regions. The people living there are only offered cheap, unhealthy substitutes, also resulting in an obesity problem throughout the country. Garrett M. Broad’s book More Than Just Food analyzes the social organizations that strive for change and the implementation and knowledge of healthier food options. The author discusses well the importance of specific structures for the type of desired change. He offers ideas of media exposure and an inclusive structure, made up of organizers to gain the most awareness possible.