There are so many driving factors that have developed this problem and as we discussed in class may possible ideas to possible attack the root of the problem. One of the causes for obesity is the overabundance of fast food and processes food. The idea of people cooking a healthy home cooked meal seems to be lost. I hear so many people say they are unable to cook because no one ever taught them. In my opinion it’s an excuse” I can’t be bothered to learn when stopping at McDonalds is easier.” It seems that those who do cook at home are not really cooking.
The fast food industry is constantly improving everything to get people to come back and order the “new,” that will benefit them in many ways. Fast food chains tend to always make their prices cheap and try to give the customers more bank for their buck, yet those calories aren’t helping one bit. People would think it’d be healthier to eat at school, though many students don’t like the school food and choose not to eat, therefore being hungry all day, disturbing the ability to pay attention in class. A student is expected to put their 100% in doing their best in school, with that said, if one does not have meals that energize them to keep going, how do teachers expect
Now a days, many parents do not have the option to work only while their children are at school. Most parents come home late from work tired and drained. Motluk feels that “ Because fewer households have a stay at home parent to prepare meals from scratch, families increasingly turn to highly processed convenience foods, take outs, or fast food restaurants.” ( Motluk p.1) Parents that work full time or work different hours every day don’t have time to prepare healthy meals for their kids that’s when the overly processed meals come in handy. When families begin to see the importance of healthy eating then they will find time to prepare healthy meals and just maybe obesity won’t be a problem
If an individual is truly concerned for their own health then the convenience of fast food restaurants will not be an issue. Regardless of the blame put on fast food restaurants, people will continue to eat at those places which makes it seem pointless to continue to blame the fast-food industry for the overall obesity issue. Obesity in America is gradually becoming more of an issue over time and the seriousness of this particular issue is not taken as it should be. As Maiello states in his article, An Equal Shot: Big Fat America, “Partly because people don’t smoke as much as they used to and partly because we work sedentary jobs while indulging in a high calorie diet, obesity is now a bigger health problem in America than tobacco use,” he demonstrates the similarity between obesity and smoking to show how obesity should be taken more seriously than it is. Smoking and obesity both rely on an individual’s choice, but smoking was taken more serious because smoking was affecting others as well as the smokers themselves.
Additionally, the forever changing food industry has caused the introduction of fast food and frozen, fast to make foods because many people don’t allocate the time to make all of their meals because they say they have too much going on. This epidemic has caused many foods and celebrations to seemingly lose their authenticity as many people show up to gathering and events with a store bought snack. In my opinion, this ruins the fun of having a potluck, where everyone brings a dish and everyone shares, style of celebrations. Rarely do people comment on the quality of the cooking or complement each other anymore because often times the response is simply “Oh I didn’t make it, I bought it at the store. Aren’t they great though.” Although I understand that we, as humans, have become more occupied with education and extracurriculars, I think we need to understand that food is more important than twenty minutes a day.
The Employer-Friendly Case for Pricier Big Macs Fast food, what a lot of people generally view as a quick way to get some good food, whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, is actually killing more people than you might think. In this modern time, almost everyone knows that fast food isn’t particularly the best thing for you to eat, but that won’t even come close to stopping us from eating it. I wonder why do we not ban fast food or limit it? The answer is simple; it makes us money. If people know fast food is bad for them, why is it everywhere?
It is because they don’t have more option than go and eat fast-food after they get out school or college, due the lack of food in their house. In other words, their parents can’t cook for them while they are studying. However, David Zinczenko is trying to involve his audience by the pattern of cause and effect in his essay. First, the author started talking about his early life. He says that he didn’t have more option than go and
The government may have cut down on the obesity mass around the world, but some people go home hungry because they only get provided the school lunches. But, some people are starving because the low cut down. Some people would rather be fat than to be starved to death. People need their food to fulfill their daily body needs such as calorie count above 1,500. Also, a good source is a protein to keep their body running.
“Fast food restaurants have us hooked on to their tasty food. You See a lot of people buying fast food because how good it tastes. Well let me tell you it is not good for your health. Why do fast food places lower their prices because they know people will buy it if it doesn’t cost that much and most people buy it cause that`s how much they can afford”. Fast food places is a way to not cook every week I feel bad for people when I go to McDonald’s and ask them, do you know what you’re eating in they say yes so I ask them, is that burger real such as real beef’ they say yes so I have to explain to them that you’re not eating real beef you’re eating a burger that has a lot of chemicals in it.
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