With the increase of fast food consumption and the growing rate of obesity, Americans are arguing if those who consume fast food products have only themselves to blame or the fast food companies for the growing rate of obesity and its health problems. The health of Americans has changed for
Have you ever thought why you’re school lunch looks so disgusting? Have you ever thought what it’s actually made of? Or why doesn’t this look like the way I ate it at home? For some schools, lunches lack in many different categories from visual pleasure to taste. If the school lunches taste so bad, why don’t we try another way to make them better. For a school in Greeley, Colorado, they’re doing just that. They’re firing up their stoves and are ready to get the ball rolling. There are many reasons on why the school is taking such a huge step backwards. Like, the routine of buying reheated foods and serving them without hesitation. The schools budget cuts or the kitchen being too old and small for the process of preparing such foods. As well as, the list of ingredients that do not need to be in the foods and the risks of diseases/bacteria in the reheated lunches.
ZHANG 1 HAO ZHANG Documented Essay -Draft #3 Professor Warmbold English 120, Section 06 4 May 2013 Should Junk Food Be Banned in schools? My aunt, who has been in New York City for more than 20 years, told me that in the past, she always made her two sons’ lunches to take to school during school years which was more nutritive and less expensive. Her sons at that time were energetic and played outside a lot. But soon after, they did not bring their own lunches anymore. They asked for money from my aunt to purchase food in school canteens. Possibly my aunt thought that she worked too much to prepare her sons’ lunches, so she allowed them to purchase food in canteens at lunch time. Gradually, a number of problems
A healthy, delicious, lunch is what many schools strive for, however many don’t follow suit in the best way possible. I am writing to you, Mr. Dawson, to address the fact that Ronald E. McNair High School fails to provide their students with wholesome meals. As you may know, the Lodi Unified School District has food services that “promotes and brings attention to our freshly prepared school meals made from California grown products” (School Nutrition And Fitness). To promote even “healthier” eating, McNair actively participates in the USDA case study, inviting mobile carts to bring lunch closer to the students (School Nutrition And Fitness). Even with additional efforts put forth, students still find the lunches unappetizing (due to low-grade food quality) and prefer to eat other alternatives.
In most cases, the so-called “delicious lunch” does not fill them up, so students result to purchasing junk foods from the vending machines. These vending machines are stock with potato chips, sodas, and cookies sold for a dollar and the students rush to make enormous lines to fulfill their hunger and appetite. In all honesty, snacks does not provide us with an adequate amount of nutrition. The question I have been longing to collect answers on is why school lunch has not improve to help the well-being of the students? This question deserves to be investigated very carefully because the precious innocents little ones lives are on the line. I feel it is inevitable to allow the conversation on the school lunch to continue to go on without any solutions being thought of yet. I’m very hopeful in this research being able to unravel clues and needed understanding of this
There’s an appalling epidemic in today’s society sweeping across not only the United States, but all across the globe. This horrible epidemic isn’t the bird flu, or any type of sickness, rather obesity. Today, obesity rates are at an all time high in America. This disease, obesity, is being passed down the family both genetically, and by the terrible eating habits developing in the US. Kids growing up in this generation are facing frightening issues such as increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc., the list goes on. Zinczenko proves this in his text Don’t Blame the Eater, when he says, “Before 1994, diabetes in children was generally caused by a genetic disorder - Only about 5 percent of childhood causes were obesity-related, or Type 2, diabetes. Today, according to the National Institute of Health, Type 2 diabetes accounts for at least 30 percent of all new childhood cases of diabetes in this country.” (Zinczenko 463) The sad part about it, is these kids more time than not, are born into these types of situations. There’s no surprise that obesity rates in America are directly correlated with the increasing amount of fast food chains popping up on every street corner. These fast food restaurants are masters of the art of advertising, and are using it as the strongest way of increasing sales. This is very dangerous because not all advertisements are true, despite what the common American might think, and it can be used to sway people’s thoughts
The restaurant industry is a dominating power in the United States. Specifically, fast food restaurants are the leading force of the food that Americans consume every day. The popular chains- such as McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy’s- control the way that consumers eat, due to the fact that they remove most mom and pop type businesses. In Chew on This, authors Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson explore the effects that the fast food industry has taken on children’s lives, food distribution and packaging, and health of the public since its rise to fame.
Within the United States, nearly one in three children are affected by the health complications of obesity (Moore 824). This is caused by poor nutritional choices and the plethora of fast-food advertisements. With the aid of McDonald’s new toy advertisements or newest fatty burger and Burger King’s new whopper deal, advertisements have controlled children's decision and choices. Through fast-food restaurants’ advertisements for cheaper meals for families, it becomes easier and easier for families to stop by their nearest fast-food eatery to pick up breakfast, lunch or dinner in the drive-thru. Internally, humans desire for quick and easy solutions to problems and have an internal desire for everything to be fast-paced. With jobs, extracurricular activities, and kids, there is very minimal time in the day for parents to plan healthy options. Hence, dinner or even other meals becomes a trip through a drive-thru. Thus, fast-food restaurants have created a business on human’s impatiencenes and lack of time. Though it is certainly convenient, it is not healthy to create a habit of consuming fast-food. An addition to saving time, fast-food restaurants save money, which appeals to parents. As children watch television and spend countless hours on cell phones, advertisements take up a huge amount of that time. Thus, advertisements are very influential within these children. As
In the article “No lunch Left Behind”, they state,”When school districts allow fast-food snacks in the lunchroom they provoke widespread ire, and rightfully so” (P.4). Which is not right, for the students of the schools. They should have more organic, healthier foods instead of preheating tv-meals. Snacks that schools provide are unhealthy snacks, which is allowing children to choose unhealthy foods.
The moment that processed food items hit schools and fast-food chains the diets of American children changed forever. Allowing anyone to go one of these locations and have a cooked meal in a matter of minutes was revolutionary. For instance, “In 1965, a married women who did not work spent over two hours per day cooking and cleaning up from meals. Later in 1995, the same tasks took less than half the time. The switch from individual to mass preparation lowered the time price of food consumption and led to increased quantity and variety of foods consumed.” (Cutler, p.3) After the increase in quantity and the price dropping. Fast-food chains quickly became a place to have a fast meal. Working in the fast pace world not time to sit and cook a
In the US, it is estimated that the average child is exposed to more than 40,000 advertisements each year, while $12 billion is spent by advertisers to reach this youth market. (APA.org) Since children are the world’s most enthusiastic consumers of marketing, the effect of advertisements is a concern
There is a rapid rise in childhood obesity, and there is much debate about whether the fast food industry is to blame or not. According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine website, “Nearly one-third of children in the United States eat fast food every day. And more
#4 Change Up Your Lunch Routine If you have been sending your child to school with their lunch packed in a brown paper bag or have been using plastic bags for your child’s food inside of their lunch, it is time to change the way that you package your child’s
Who is to Blame for the Rise of Obesity Food companies and Supermarkets use tactics to manipulate consumers into buying their unhealthy foods. They are constantly blamed for the rise of obesity due to their obesogenic products. Others believe that everyone is responsible for their eating habits. While it is true that we get to choose what we put into our body, food manufacturers use what they know about our minds to get us to buy more food. Research is conducted in order to create mouth watery products and decide how items will be placed, to catch more people's attention.
Even though the daughter does not appear to have yet reached adolescence, the mother concern that her ordinary behavior, if continued, will lead to a life of promiscuity. The mother thinks that a woman’s reputation establishes the quality of her life in the society. Sexuality, therefore, must be with care