He was the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health magazine also director of Women’s Health magazine. He has the credibility to be trusted by his audience on nutrition facts and is currently working as the nutrition and wellness editor for ABC News. Zinczenko is reliable when he explains to the audience he can connect with the people suing the company. Zinczenko himself writes, “I tend to sympathize with these portly fast-food patrons, though. Maybe that's because I used to be one of them”(2). In making this comment, Zinczenko implies to the audience he understands the kids because he was once one of them that use to eat in the fast food restaurants. Zinczenko not only has the credibility to understand the situation because his educated, but because he uses first person, which connects himself with his audience to let them know they're not the only ones that are going through that situation, but that others have gone through the same too. `
The examles of ethos that Zinczenko uses in his writing are when he talks about how any calories you are eating when you eat at a fats food restauant which he makes a remark comment about the government as well. The author tends to use this to sway the reader emotion and attention to use such detailed ideas and examples all of this makes the reader think and emotions. Zinczenko also tells us how he over came his eating struggles by avoiding fast food restaurant and staying occupied however he still has the mentality that what is cuasimg individuals to be over weight is fast food restaurants which goes against his claim.
Zinczenko ate a lot of fast food when he was younger because that is what his mother could afford. There were many people in this situation then and there are many people in this situation now. People go to fast food restaurants because it is convenient, cheap, and on the go. However, all these ‘restaurants’ do not sell quality food as they advertise on TV, radio, and online. They sell cheap, processed foods that cause health problems to their consumers without them knowing.
In the essay, “Don’t Blame the Eater”, David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health magazine, discusses the recent lawsuits against fast-food chains. He does not deny that there should be a sense of personal responsibility among the public, but has sympathy for the kid consumers because he used to be one. Zinczenko argues that due to the lack of nutritional facts and health warnings, it’s not so ridiculous to blame the fast-food industry for obesity problems.
In David Zinczenko’s article “Don’t Blame the Eater” he focuses on the fast food industry and their role in the increasing health and obesity issues of our nation’s children, as well as these issues potentially becoming a serious problem that we will all have to deal with if we collectively don’t do something about it now. When it comes to the topic of fast food, most of us can agree that it is not the best source of nutrition. It is unhealthy and can be the cause of many serious health issues with our children such as obesity related Type 2 diabetes, stomach ulcers and even heart disease, high cholesterol, sleep apnea or even cancer. We can even agree that fast-food diets are a major contributing factor to
Zinczenko ate a lot of fast food when he was younger because that is what his mother could afford. There are countless people in this situation. People also go to fast food restaurants because it is convenient, cheap, and on the go. The problem is that these ‘restaurants’ do not sell quality food as they advertise on TV, radio, and online. They sell cheap, processed foods that cause health problems to their consumers without them knowing.
Obesity has become increasingly more prominent in American society. It is also a major health issue affecting many adults and children in the US every year. In his article "Don't Blame the Eater," David Zinczenko sympathizes with children who are suing McDonald’s making them fat. In his own experience as a “latchkey kid”, he knows how easily fast food makes teenagers put on weight with a steady diet of fast food meals. Zinczenko argues that both lack of fast food alternative companies and lack of providing nutrition information contribute to childhood obesity.
Who would have thought that people would start suing fast food corporations for making them fat or obese? Roughly 600,000 people have died due to obesity, such as heart failures. Fast food has been around since the 19th century. Lawyers have tried to file several lawsuits towards this. Not just Americans need to realize this. The situation should be an international problem to society. As a society, people need to wake up and become aware that obesity is killing nearly as many citizens as cigarettes are. 16 through 27 year olds need to do their best to prevent the consumptions of unhealthy foods. They’re the next generation, a change needs to occur. People are responsible for what they put in their own mouths. Fast food is getting popular by the day because of the cheap price that has its benefits. Consumers should eliminate the consumption of all unhealthy foods because it leads to obesity, heart failures, and diabetes.
In the opening paragraph Zinczenko says that kids are suing these major fast food joints because they became obese and now have health problems. Zinczenko goes back and forth with his option about this and eventually says that it is in fact not the eaters fault but the restaurants pervading them with these non healthy meals. The author also makes a point that it is easier to find a McDonalds or a Burger King then to find a place to get a fresh grapefruit. Him saying this makes the reader think if this wasn’t true would they still be obesity.
Zinczenko also claims that the fast-food industry should be responsible to the public for its large scale. He mentions fast-foods has more competitiveness than natural food because its industry provides the public more convenient accesses to its products. Zinczenko mentioned there are over 13000 McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. to reveal the difference of competitiveness between fast-foods and real foods. He mentioned this leads the public to the situation of lack of alternatives of fast food. Also, the misleading and confusing labels of foodish products makes the situation even more complicated because the public actually do not know what they are purchasing.
In today’s society a huge issue is that we constantly hear about the food industry in America. We often hear in the news that obesity rates have increased, or that Americans have many diseases that contribute to being obese. “What You Eat is Your Business” by Radley Balko expresses that people are at fault for making such unhealthy food choices. Others argue that the food industry is to blame for being so unhealthy. According to David Zinczenko in “Don’t Blame the Eater” he blames the fast food industry as well as the consumer. Zinczenko asks “shouldn’t we know better than to eat two meals a day in fast food restaurant’s?” (392). So, who is to blame for American’s eating so much unhealthy food? Should it be the consumers’ burden or the fast food companies? On one hand, as consumers we continue to purchase foods that we know are making us overweight. On the other hand, fast food companies continue to offer high in calories foods.
Zinczenko’s rhetorical comments on the fast food industry are spaced throughout his piece. Zinczenko also states that alternative options are hard to find when fast food is readily available. “Drive down any thoroughfare in America, and I guarantee you’ll see one of our country’s more than 13,000 McDonald’s restaurants. Now, drive back up the block and try to find someplace to buy a grapefruit” (Zinczenko 463). This strong statement proves Zinczenko’s irritated tone throughout his piece. Zinczenko’s stand that the fast food industry is responsible for obesity.
In his essay, “Don’t Blame the Eater”, David Zinczenko brings forward his points about how the American fast food system needs to have a change or there will be serious consequences for the future of American children. Zinczenko presents an argument largely based on facts from sources such as the Center for Disease Control and the actual websites from these fast food chains to bring to light what is going on with the state of American health and how it relates to fast food companies. In one paragraph he breaks down a salad from a prominent fast food chain. He lists the calories that the website lists, (150 food calories) then goes on and show that a normal person eating that salad would most likely consume around 1,040 calories (Zinczenko
Obesity has become an epidemic in today’s society. Today around 50% of America is now considered to be over weight. Fast-food consumption has been a major contributor to the debate of the twenty-first century. Chapter thirteen, titled “Is Fast-Food the New Tobacco,” in the They Say I Say book, consists of authors discussing the debate of fast-food’s link to obesity. Authors debate the government’s effects on the fast-food industry, along with whether or not the fast-food industry is to blame for the rise in obesity throughout America. While some people blame the fast food industry for the rise in obesity, others believe it is a matter of personal responsibility to watch what someone eats and make sure they get the proper exercise.
Throughout many years, food has grown to become more controversial and celebrated subject in America. Some say we should eat whatever we want while others declare that we must have control over our diet. However, these opinions become heated when it comes to food and obesity. Even though these writers share similar feelings, they take different approaches to this issue. The articles showcase the various dilemmas and the people involved in the business of fast food. Each and every day, franchises like McDonald’s and Burger King gain more customers and money. No matter what, McDonald’s and Burger King will always be here. Likewise, obesity will always be an issue in America. Fast food is distinctively part of American culture. By connecting and discussing three articles on the subject, I will show you that there will never be any solution. Americans today do not like it when food becomes more fearful and less of a comfort. Black and white doesn’t work in a gray world. As long as time allows, the golden arches will stand tall.