As the districts face extreme poverty they participate in the games, which are a source of mere entertainment for the people of the Capitol. The more number of times a name is entered in the draw, the greater the share of food and stock the respective individual gets. Poverty stricken, the children from ages 12 to 18 put their names forty to fifty times to save their families from starvation. It is to be noticed, however, that this practice increased the probability of selection for the Games, thus making the whole procedure risky as well as histrionic. The three books- The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009) and Mockingjay (2010) make up the trilogy.
Beauty Pageants have done more harm to our society than good. Pageants are teaching little kids that being pretty is what matters. They are creating unhealthy habits that include eating disorders and struggles for perfection that often lead to depression. Kids have also lost their sense of innocence quickly because of the inappropriate things and the feeling of looking "older." Almost 2.5 million girls compete in beauty pageants every year.
Because of this, many people have experienced eating disorders like bulimia. 1.1 to 4.2 percent of females experience bulimia at some point in their lives, according to "Nutrition Health Review" Subpoint: Anorexia is an obsession about weight and how much they eat. People limited the number of calories they consume. This disorder can cause brain damage, heart attacks, and can lead to death. SSP: The stereotypical with this disorder is that it can only happen to women.
For example, “The agriculture department estimated in 1999 that twelve million children were hungry or at risk of going hungry.” Many of these facts try and shock the reader with the result, “in 2000 requests for food assistance from families increased almost 20 percent” facts like these are what helps to persuade the reader. Anna also goes on to provide information from real people, not based on numbers. She talks about how socially, “The humiliations attached to being poor in a prosperous nation, not being able to feed your kids is at the top of the list” in an attempt to draw empathy out from the reader. She also talks of how some “parents who go hungry themselves so their kids can eat” which again is a very persuasive quote. Overall Anna quindlen’s essay talks greatly about how kids who aren’t supplied free school lunch can actually go starving.
Eating disorders are very common in teenagers especially girls as popular culture is inclined to portray being thin as how all young girls should be. (mayoclinic 1998-2016) even if they are thin they can still believe they are fat and this can lead to them being obsessed with their weight. Puberty can also be a major problem for teenagers as their body changes and also their hormones are changing all the time. (Girls health may 2014) Intellectual; because Linda is being bullied and told she is fat she has very low self esteem. This can lead to her not wanting to interact with other people her age and spending a lot of time alone this is where councillors can help by talking to her and getting her to talk about her own problems.
In the short story "Everything That Rises Must Converge" by Flannery O 'Connor a mother, who comes from a wealthy slave owning family, and her college educated son Julian cannot agree on how to treat people of color. The story begins with Julian preparing to escort his mother to her weekly class at the Y to lose weight. She needs this class reduce her high blood pressure. He takes her there every week because she will not take the bus alone since the buses have become integrated. Julian 's mother 's family lost all of their wealth after the civil war, and at a certain point in the story she considers returning a hat she purchased to pay her gas bill.
Moreover, he does so by using pathos and reaching out to the emotions of the audience which appeals to them. Oliver claims that this disease of obesity doesn’t only effect one individual it effects everyone around too for instance- Oliver brings forth a real life anecdote in a form of a video during the speech, in which he is explaining to a mother of a family who herself possess weight issues about how she is indirectly affecting the health of her family by bringing a tableful food of junk food in her house week in and week out. He shows her the tableful of junk food in order to evoke disgust in her and his present audience and tells her “You are killing your family”. This is something that most of his audience can connect with as most of them have families too and will be able to understand and feel the poignancy of the situation as who in their right mind would want to hurt their
40 % of their mail is an advertisement! Incredible how many ads they can see in such a short time! Sometimes, you see an ad and then you go buy the product, without knowing the ad is false, you end up wasting your money. This can happen to the heavily affected youth, by seeing too many ads, as they can see 1 million to 1 billion ads by the time they are 15. Their health can also be affected incredibly, if they eat fast food way too much.
Jamie Oliver explains, in excruciating and terrifying detail, the horrors of fast food and its effects on children. He explains how on three different levels, School, Home, and Main St., what food children are consuming on a daily basis and how it is contributing to childhood obesity. The food that children are consuming on a daily basis at school is horrifying to me. Jamie Oliver then goes on to explain how in our own homes, food consumption is. We have gone away from the classic “home-cooked meals” and have turned to the more fattening foods for breakfast and lunch.
Originally, Christie meant to slightly alter her eating habits to avoid Freshman 15 (when a freshman in college gains fifteen pounds from lack of exercise and excessive studying), but it became exponentially extreme. First, she decides to swap out soda for water, red meats for lean meats, and sugars for low-fat protein. Then, she completely cut out poultry, grains, and meats. As time passed, extreme healthy eating increasingly became an obsession in her daily life. In the preface, Christie tells the purpose of her memoir is to prevent other young girls from suffering with eating disorders and low self-esteem.
Daniel Weintraub argues in his article,”The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in the Home,” about who is to blame for children obesity. Weintraub is telling parents that they are the ones that can fix this problem, not the government, food companies, or the video-game manufacturers. I agree with Weintraub. How are children supposed to know how much is too much. The commercials don’t tell the kids not to eat too much of their product or they’ll get obese.
As mentioned earlier, schools are majorly affected by the obesity rates in children. Due to the large obesity rates in Hispanic American children, primarily Hispanic schools are especially susceptible to this problem. The schools are beginning to implement programs and educational classes to help end this epidemic at the community level. Hospitals
That action leads to a clear and present danger in our communities. Now don’t get me a wrong, a good juicy cheeseburger is good every once in a while. Through the opening of these fast food restaurants, kids, adults, and students alike will be more tempted than ever to spend the money on a quick and easy meal. I can’t count the number of times my parents have gotten take out simply because they didn’t want to cook. Secondly, the prices of fresh food are at an all-time high.
Obesity due to unhealthy food has been a long-lasting problem in America. Many people blame the government, and other blame the fast food companies directly. In the article “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in Home” the author argues that parents are the ones who are really to blame. This is actually true because who better than parents to tell their children what to do? Parents are responsible for the obesity of their children because children listen mostly to their parents, and because it’s their obligation to take care of their children.