Persuasive Essay On Fast Food

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As modern America grows and grows, so does the waistline of it’s citizens. Since the middle of the 20th century there has been a rapid increase in the obesity rate of American men women and children. Many have chosen to throw the blame upon the fast food industry for so fervently promoting their highly non-nutritional products on the consumer. The fault, however, truly falls on American citizens lack of personal responsibility for their own diets. Citizens of the United States are growing obese due to the fact that a vast majority lack the self control to not rely on the fast, cheap, easy option when it comes to their daily diet. In order to fix this issue the individual American must alter their dietary priorities from an emphasis on fast and cheap food, to an understanding of the value of wholesome ingredients. Currently the fast food industry dominates America’s cuisine. Drive down any major highway in the U.S. and you will be able to count 20 major fast food businesses within 5 minutes. They have overtaken the consumer’s mindset and tailored a menu that is too affordable to neglect, causing obesity rates to increase at a dangerous pace. Currently half of U.S. adults are informally considered obese, and a quarter are clinically obese. Child obesity has doubled since 1980 (Moss). Undoubtedly, the prevalence of fast foods as the most convenient option for dinner has caused the spike. Other factors have enabled the sick industry to spread it’s diabetic germs across the
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