An individual does have responsibility for their dietary choices, but perhaps they cannot afford the expensive prices of healthier foods, so they have to turn to fast foods as a cheaper unhealthy way of eating. In my opinion, fast food is to blame for the rise in obesity because of the cheap prices, their locations, especially in low income neighborhoods, and poor advertising. Fast food chains attract thousands of consumers a day and continue to serve unhealthy food that is bad for the body. Frequent consumption of fast food can lead to serious health problems for the body. Obesity is associated with high blood sugar or diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, stroke and disease (Rodrigo).
Consider th... ... middle of paper ... ...iance on fast food. However, in this instance, due to the legitimacy of fast food addiction, along with too much advertising, and the shoddy healthy menu alternatives offered, people have been unable to make a change, and continue to head in the wrong direction. As a result, the Government must step in as it has done in the past with tobacco, and regulate the market in order to save people from themselves. By creating a universal standard to measure the healthiness of a food, the government can then decide how much to tax certain menu items, and consequently control their price and demand. Furthermore, the government can decide which items will be declared as healthy choices, and thus which items can be advertised.
And yet the fast food industry gets the blame. And attempts to change this image, like the McLean Deluxe, end in failure; forcing them to rely on subtle changes to their menu items. In the end, however, I doubt fast food could be forced to close by the wholesome food movement, there are too many who rely on fast food for a quick meal.
The limited accessibility of fresh foods and excess of fast food restaurants in low-income areas are a catalyst to the obesity epidemic. The obesity epidemic is rising by a swift rate; there are two contributing factors to this. The first factor is that companies are confusing consumers on what is healthy to eat. The other factor is that poor people do not have access to healthy places to eat and end up eating affordable unhealthy food, which would be fast food. The poor people who live in food deserts end up not having many options, and the people that know what it is detrimental do not care to stop eating.
(Is Obesity a Disease?) One way it can harm you is you can develop many varieties of diseases, as well as gaining numerous pounds of fat and weight. (Jaworowska) Fast food is bad for you because it is low density protein. (Jaworowska) This means you have to eat more food to gain energy, drawing you in to eat at a fast food restaurant. (Jaworowska) Even though these fast food restaurants are a huge factor in obesity, some of these restaurants are trying to fix the problem.
Many people do not realize that the jobs in the fast food industry are very dangerous. These are the jobs that no one realizes what it’s like behind the scenes. The workers face high rates of injury in the factories and in fast food restaurants, so we feel like we shouldn’t support the fast food industries. In chapters three and eight of “Fast Food Nation,” Eric Schlosser uses pathos to highlight the fact that fast food jobs are difficult as well as dangerous. The jobs involved with fast food are so dangerous that more regulations should be reinforced more firmly, as well as more laws should be put into place.
Your Local Predator: Fast Food As the fast food empire grows ever so large, parents are lacking the authority to take it upon themselves to protect their brethren from this unforeseen menace. People in the drive-thru line are there because they are willing to compromise healthfulness for convenience and taste, which at the time seems worth the trade. Parents really need to control their child’s eating habits until they are capable for judging for themselves. Do you really think that fast food is worth all the damage that it will do, and has done to your body? First, fast food has near little to none nutrition for growing kids and aging adults, as the only purpose for fast food is to quench a little whim for a quick bite.
Since the blame of obesity as fallen on the fast food industries the restaurants have made alternation to preparing the food to reduce calories. These alternations might seem healthier, but the fact is it is not. These foods contain trans fats from the factors that has prepared them for the fast food restaurants. Fatty acids are already injected into many of the products so alternating the menu to look healthy really doesn’t solve America obesity problem. Obesity is the main focus in America, but it is not t... ... middle of paper ... ...high cholesterol, killing their own heart with this famous fast food.
People aren’t exercising as much as they use to and the food surrounding the people in America isn’t as good as it used to be either. More and more food places go up every day and it isn’t good for the people in society. Fast food industries are the leading cause of obesity in America today. Reasons are fast food is seen to be addictive, it’s cheap and easy to get anywhere, and the portion sizes are way too large for anyone to be eating. Obesity is a huge problem that is tackling America right now and something needs to be done about it.
It has been found through research that obesity is also related to food insecurity in the region. The adolescents are the ones who are suffering the most from this food crisis in the region. The food crisis has also made some communities frustrated as they feel that the government is not helping them to overcome the crisis. The food imports are just a temporary solution and many people are demanding that the government should invest in a long term solution instead. The conditions of the food crisis are somewhat limited in the region as the government has a lot of monetary resources to overcome the crisis, however due to economic uncertainty these resources have a high risk of being exhausted in a decade.