Analysis Of Don T Blame The Eater

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There are 196 countries in the world and America has been given the title of the most obese. Obesity is a disorder that increases health issues due to an excessive amount of body fat. This disorder is caused by the lack of exercise and the consumption of unhealthy foods. Being overweight is the second leading cause of deaths in America. Unlike the majority of diseases, obesity is 100% preventable. Obesity is and has been affecting people of all ages, but has taken a recent toll on the generation of people from ages 18-25. Because of this condition, this generation may be the first to die before their parents. Though it is near impossible to change the lifestyle of every single person, the current generation may be able to help the next generations…show more content…
The way a person eats may be a reflection of the way their parents fed them as a child. It has been proven that unhealthy eating habits can be passed down from one generation to the next. This is because people take what they are taught and teach it to other people. Not only are some teenagers taught unhealthy eating habits, but others have no choice but to eat unhealthy due to incapabilities of cooking or sometimes even financial problems. In David Zinczenko’s article Don’t Blame the Eater, he shares that as a teenager his “Lunch and dinner, for [him], was a daily choice between McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, or Pizza Hut. Then as now, these were the only available options for an American kid to get an affordable meal” (3). Like Zinczenko many teenagers are left alone during lunch and dinner hours and are on their own to find a meal on a budget so they turn to fast food restaurants. If students were required to become educated on the obesity epidemic, the practice of eating unhealthy could easily be broken. This is why all students should be required to take a health class that teaches the dangers of becoming obese. Along with this required course, students should also be required to take some form of physical education whether it be sports PE or yoga. Another class that would be beneficial for students to take would be a cooking class that taught about the importance of healthy meals as well as how to prepare them. These classes will better student’s knowledge on the issue allowing them to make better decisions when it comes to eating right as well as give them some type of physical activity. After gaining this knowledge students will be able to share it with other people as well as pass it down to the generations to

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