The Battle Against Fast Food Analysis

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In this essay I will discuss Daniel Weintraub’s article, The Battle against Fast Food begins in the home. The only thing I’m trying to accomplish in this essay is to articulate my point of view on the subject. The only thing I will try to prove is that I agree with Daniel Weintraub and his opinions.
In the article , The Battle against Fast Food begins in the home, author Daniel Weintraub argues that parents are to blame for kids being obese not fast food companies. Weintraub supports his argument by explaining the research and data shows “But parents-not the fast food companies, not the government-are in the best position to fight the epidemic of obese children. The author’s purpose is to inform and raise awareness that guardians/parents to
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I agree with this idea. People may think that it’s the video-game manufacturers’ fault, because kids play video games besides playing outside. I think this is an idiotic thought. I mostly think this is idiotic, because if parents don’t like how much time their kids spend playing video games they should just not let them play their video games. It’s as easy as that. Another flaw I find in this idea is that people think video-game manufactures make video games for kids. While there are video games targeted to kids, I take from my experiences in the “gaming” world that more games are targeted towards mature audiences. In fact 49% of gamers are between the ages of 18-49. Only 25% are under the age of eighteen. These studies were taken by the ESRB or the Entertainment Software Rating Board, these are the people who decide who the video game is intended for, so you know it’s a reliable source. Another flaw I see with the idea that obesity is caused by video games is that video game consoles have parental controls. These parental controls let the parent control how long their children can play video games on a daily or weekly basis, so if a parent doesn’t like how long their children play video games they can do something about it. There are even video games that help your kids exercise. If you have a Wii you can play Wii Sports or Wii Fit, these games help your child exercise and have fun at the same time. If you have an XBox 360 with the kinect add on you can have your child play Kinect Sports or even Dance Central, a game where your kids are forced to use their whole body to get points. The Wii even displays a message saying that you should take a break in some of it’s games. Nintendo is even making a Pokemon app called “Pokemon GO” where the player has to actually go outside to catch Pokemon. The Nintendo 3DS even has a feature where you could get points if you
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