The idea that “food deserts” are the leading cause of obesity is broad, complicated and somewhat paradoxical. For example, “food deserts can occur in a community when available and accessible stores fail to offer healthy, affordable food” (Source A). With the idea that food deserts are the leading cause of obesity, this broad idea states that obesity can be cured by throwing down more grocery stores and problem solved. However, as stated in source C, “We have stressed throughout the course of our work that simply plopping down a grocery store doesn't mean that these problems are instantly solved” (Source C). This counters the idea provided in source A because it opens up the idea that there are other causes to the epidemic.
Food companies are receiving freedom to tweak the Western diet to keep the business afloat with the knowledge that "any kind of processed foods are a big part of the problem" says Pollan. High risk for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol is at an alarming peak in today's society. The western diet is a dietary habit chosen by many people in some developed countries; it is characterized by high intakes of red meat, sugary desserts, high-fat foods, and refined grains. Escaping from the western diet has become challenging for individuals, why isn't anyone trying to prevent it from becoming our main dietary plan? Some might say that the medical community is doing their job to secure individuals with health issues such as diabetes and high cholesterol by developing new drugs to battle diseases that come from a western diet, but Pollan seems to disagree by stating "But the health care industry, being an industry, stands profit more handsomely from new drugs and procedures to treat chronic diseases than it does from a wholesale change in the way people eat", as long as there someone to provide drugs that will help maintain your disease a change in our diet is not needed, we as a society are becoming our own enabler for fattening
He wants to illustrate to people that the fast food they eat can cause health related problems. He wants people to understand that they should stop eating fast food and should eat homemade food instead, as it is healthier. He wants everyone to have the ability to know and differentiate between good and bad food to help them make a healthy decision while deciding which food to eat. Schlosser wants to show importance to the impact of fast food companies’ food on people’s lives in order to demonstrate that fast food companies aim at children to help generate profit for their
During the initial conversation with my partner, it was clear that she already had a basis for a goal in mind on how to change an aspect of her health. Although she already had been worked towards incorporating paleo-based meals into her everyday diet, my partner found it difficult to continue these eating habits during the weekend. By utilizing motivational interviewing techniques, I was able to get a better grasp on exactly what my partner wanted to change when it came to her health. After asking the introductory question of what behavior my partner would like to change, we began discussing more specifics, which helped form a baseline of what her eating habits were and what knowledge she already had about the benefits of changing her diet.
One experience we had at a restaurant a while ago when we went to eat for dinner was that a waitress handed us a custom menu for vegetarians. When we asked why the menu only contained vegetarian items, she replied, “I thought all of your types were vegetarian” We felt extremely humiliated but took the act of discrimination calmly and didn’t want to cause a problem. I was born here in America not too long after my parents migrated here. I was basically brought up in my Indian culture and values since my parents weren’t completely assimilated into the American culture. It was definitely a struggle for me as much as my parents to learn all the cultures and values to become an American, but at the same time preserve our own culture.
Introduction A. From quotation of fast food online,Jeremy Rifkin said “In this country ,the health concerns and the environmental concerns are as deep as in Europe.All the surveys show that.But here,we didn’t have the cultural dimension.This is the fast food culture. B. In this era of globalization,we increasingly move towards sophisticated and high living technology.Many things evolve with this change for example architecture building,too dense,and not mention to the way our food preparation.In this case,we stress about the society that likes to take too many fast food as their everyday practice.This is because they are very busy and have no many time to prepare the food.So,the alternative way is they prepared the fast food as their meal. C. This will lead to the negative effects such as the health problem,family problem,and the economic problem if the society still interest with the fast food popularity.
The fault should not be placed on them as the rate of childhood obesity and diabetes are increasing rapidly due to the junk food lobbyists continually working to block laws that may stop their misconduct. These corporations have succeeded in persuading the government. After long arguments about the issue that the
Questioning the traditional HCG Diet by Dr. Simeons Below are what we found to be the inadequacies of the traditional diet and the areas we believe were in most need of revision. We not arguing the effectiveness of the traditional diet, as millions have had tremendous success with it. In fact, we've had many clients tell me that the HCG diet changed their lives. However, we've also had many clients walk out of our office and many drops out of the program because they’ve found the diet to be too unrealistic. A greater number have said they’d come back at a later date when they had more time and could make it fit into their busy work, family and social schedules.
Right now there is a lot of buzz going around about whether fast food should be sold in schools. There are reasons for both sides of the argument, but the strongest and best side is that fast food should not be sold in schools. The three main reasons why fast food should not be allowed in school is fast food is one of the main reasons for obesity, fast food is not sanitary and safe, and kids need to make healthy choices young. Fast food is one of the biggest reasons for obesity. Obesity can lead to death, and fast food leads to obesity.
Action must be taken by the food industry in order to start eliminating the problems that are causing the society to deteriorate. There are countless health issues within America that continue to grow due to the fact that the food industry is not regulating the food being provided and sole enough. Obesity and being overweight are one of the many social issues that can be linked back to the food industry. While it is true that there are cases of obesity and being overweight due to lack of exercise or genetics, it is primarily the food that cause people to gain excess weight. So many foods nowadays contain surplus amounts of calories, fats, and sugar which have a direct correlation to weight gain.