Don 't Blame The Eater

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In the article, Don’t Blame the Eater, David Zinczenko focuses on the reason behind the obesity problem that the young generation is facing. According to him, the large chains of fast-food restaurants, given their availability around the country, and low prices are the ones causing this problem. He brings in his own life experience, and tells the story of transforming into a 212 pounds teenager to highlight that he had to rely on these fast food chains for everyday meal. With a single mother working long hours, he had no other alternatives to this like many American teens. The lack of information about the calorie content of the dishes on these restaurants was an added concern. Most of these restaurants do not provide enough data about the calorie content of their dishes, and even if they do so its mostly vague and deceiving. To show the gravity of the problem he pulls out a statistics of an increase in type 2 diabetes, declaring it as a cause for expenses billions of dollars in healthcare. Zinczenko implies that this impact is as serious as smoking; fast food should have a warning label to raise awareness among the consumers. He addresses these food chains as vulnerable and alerts them that they will find themselves in trouble unless they look out for their purchasers. He added the detrimental effects these food habits can have in our society at some point. Zinczenko does a good job in taking down on the restaurants, however, his approach was irrational. He takes this
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