Analysis Of Junking Junk Food By Judith Eater

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The essay Junking Junk Food by Judith Warner, brings to the audience 's attention the wicked problem of how there has been a decline in Americans health. Warner’s information speaks loudly about the effects of the government trying to limit types and amount of food we consume as a nation. The Obama administration tried to enforce a healthy lifestyle among the citizens by focusing on the youth and taking away sugar options for them. These efforts by the administration are being mocked by Warner because without the government controlling what we eat, we cannot make the proper decisions ourselves. Majority of Americans today are either obese or overweight and the best way to change Americans is by attitudes and culturally. The 78 million adults…show more content…
As our society lives a rushed life, our food options are rushed as well. Humankind wants fast, affordable and available. If you own a business that has all three of these, I can only imagine how successful you are. If a healthier lifestyle was promoted as much as possible, we would be disgusted by now about the true facts of unhealthy foods. Though, there is no easy way to get society away from the rush, we can make an effort to get them away from supporting fast food. Coming from “Don’t Blame The Eater”, there is a large amount of fast food options compared to healthy ones. “If you drive down any thoroughfare in America,…you’ll see one of our country’s stores and more than 13,000 McDonald 's restaurants. Now drive back up the block and try to find someplace to buy a grapefruit.” (They Say, I Say, pg.392). Fast food is so convenient it is unavoidable for the society. Over a span of my parents and I’s life we have discovered that there are multiple healthy options where we live in Nova Scotia compared to many other places. Saying that there is a growth in more healthy fast food options today such as Panera, Chipotle, Subway, etc. I do not blame the eater when it comes to fast alternatives to choose fast food being as it is everywhere and it 's all we see as options. Being so convenient it is hurting our diets and causing overweight and obese people in today 's…show more content…
Paying for college, cars, houses, etc is really tough. Americans even after the recession are still struggling financially to this day says CNBC. Budgeting consume some people 's life and with this comes the cheapest option which is always junk food. Fruit, vegetables and other health foods can put a serious dent in your bank accounts while so called junk food is cheap and tastes good to us. With this lack of time environment as well, we don’t want to take the time to prepare the healthier option either. This challenge can be unavoidable for those who have low income and no time from working multiple jobs to make ends meat. Even in some low income areas it is difficult to even get the fresh healthy options due to knowing people can not afford. As Michelle Obama refers to these areas as “food deserts” in her speech. It is truly saddening to know the options aren’t even available in some locations. The healthy options are not easy to purchase when on a tight budget and food is not the first priority. It is insane that food options are not widely offered and available for all. It is almost out of the families hands if they can not afford the right options. The so called “disease” of obesity is directly related to exercise and eating properly, without the eating part it is fairly easy to get the disease. All cheap foods have the main ingredients of sugar, salt and chemicals that turns to pure fat

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