The economy, finding funding for military operations overseas, and seeing if a baseball player took illegal steroids to a baseball, two of these are the challenges that our should Congress face day in and day out, but they want professional sports. However do we want our nation’s political leaders wasting valuable resources to see if professional sports are drug free? Today’s families are always on the move, either from parents working full time jobs or their children being involved in sports or something else dealing with school. So stopping on the way home to get a quick bite to eat is something that just comes easily. However if you did not have fast food restaurants to stop at then supper must be prepared at home with the family. …show more content…
Some benefits of cooking at home are you can control what ingredients you use when cooking, and portion control. An up to date study on obesity shows nearly 15 percent of U.S children and roughly one-third adults are obese (Holguin, 1). Families that eat fast foods these same foods are high in fats, sugars, carbohydrates and these eating habits will eventually lead to obesity. Everyone has to be responsible for their own actions, but when it comes to children they will eat whatever the parents’ puts in front of them. It is up to parents to lay the foundation of healthy eating habits at an early age. If fast food restaurants did not exist then obesity should be less of a threat to our health. Obesity is harmful to our health as we just addressed, but it can be huge burden on our pocket book when it comes time to look for insurance …show more content…
These health problems are linked to higher health costs and higher insurance premiums. Getting health insurance when you are overweight can be a difficult task. Because insurance companies become conscious that overweight people live a shorter life time than thinner healthier ones. Due to being obese, people who are looking for health insurance will face higher rates or be turned down all together. Insurance companies are looking to make a profit, and it would not be profitable to insure someone who will need constant health
Obesity is on the rise, and it is becoming more and more of a national health concern. It effects more than 1/3 of the population, and an additional 1/3 is overweight. With obesity becoming more and more of a problem each year, the American population is going to suffer from a catastrophic health emergency.
With the world moving faster and faster everyday many people find themselves too busy to cook a healthy meal at home every night and find themselves leaning on fast food for convenience. This convenience leads many to consume fast food from a variety of rather unhealthy restaurant choices multiple days a week. The unhealthy food we see being sold in these restaurants contributes to the unhealthy food Americans are putting in their mouths everyday, leading to poor nutrition, weight gain, and eventually obesity. These fast food restaurants are the “kings of convenience,” and with the busy lives many Americans live today they draw a lot of customers. This essence of convenience is a dangerous temptation that many Americans give in to every day and the unhealthy fast food they consume contributes greatly to their
Obesity has been a growing problem in America. With the leading cause of it is in our diet and the kind of foods we part take of everyday and they lifestyles that we all choose to live. The everyday habits and practices, that have been imbedded our every day routines. The American routine has become so lazy and self reliant on getting what we want and need at an instant that it has caused us to be over weight. We have all become so used to getting instant gratification, that it has been imbedded in our head that, why work for to get our food when we can go to a restaurant of our choosing and just pick out food. Especially with such a fast growing society that we live in everything moves so fast, We are all expected to keep up with
663). In this article, it states that “our culture and environment” play an important part on what we as adults eat and our children. Our culture has gotten so caught up in fast food, that we think it is no longer normal to even cook a home cooked meal. And we have also taught our children, that eating fast food is normal and anything other than that isn’t. And the only way to change how people feel about eating fast food regularly and never cooking a home cook meal starts with the environment (Bittman, 2011, p. 663). We have to start by approaching real unprocessed food that we buy from the supermarket, and “…raising our children in homes that don’t program them for fast-produced, eaten-on-the-run, high calorie” and start by “…giving them the gift of appreciating the pleasures of nourishing one another and enjoying that nourishment together” (Bittman, 2011, p. 664). Family time spent together eating a home-cooked meal is something that a family can appreciate as a group. It not only makes people appreciate family and togetherness, but
One out of every three Americans is obese and the majority of these obese people in the United States have eaten regularly at fast food restaurants. As the obesity rate increases, the number of fast food restaurants goes up as well. Although it is not certain, many believe that obesity in the United States is correlated to eating fast food. Since the United States has the highest obesity rate out of any country, it is important for Americans to monitor the fast food industry that may be causing obesity. With the pressure to get things done in a timely manner, fast food became a big necessity. However, when creating fast food restaurants, the industries were not thinking about the negative effects such as obesity. Other than obesity, other harmful effects exist as well. Fast food restaurants serve unhealthy products such as greasy foods and artificial meat that lead to dietary health issues in many adults and children. A recent study showed that “Young children who are fed processed, nutrient-poor foods are likely to become unhealthy teenagers, and eventually unhealthy adults. Now twenty-three percent of teens in the U.S. are pre-diabetic or diabetic, 22% have high or borderline high LDL cholesterol levels, and 14% have hypertension or prehypertension” (May, Kuklina, Yoon). The food that they provide is made to be eaten quickly, causing problems for the digestive system. Also, the health problems lead to the use for health insurance, which adds to the costs of Medicare. Health care costs will only worsen an already failing economy. Therefore, the government should regulate fast food restaurants in the United States in order to repair the deteriorating health and economy in America.
Obesity in America is a very serious problem affecting many Americans currently and is a problem that continues to grow each year. “Over the past 40 years, the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled in the United States” (Wimalawansa). This issue is known to many but believed not be an issue to care much about but this is not true. Obesity in America affects everyone regardless if they are obese or not. In order to resolve the problem, we can slaughter all the adults that are currently obese in America.
Since the fast food industry is targeting America’s youth, providing healthier options on children’s menus will reduce the rate of childhood obesity and allow for a healthy future.
Imagine a world where a school aged child can step out of their school and walk into a McDonalds. A world where soda companies make millions of dollars a year by placing soda machines in schools. A world where 30.5 percent of adults are considered obese. A world where obesity is killing more people than smoking. What if I told you this world is not in your imagination but is the world we live in today?
Obesity among Americans has been a growing issue in the United States predominantly over the past decade. Many may argue American’s are obese because of poor food choices, over-eating, genetic disposition, lack of exercise, or the environment which one lives, while others blame it all on fast-food chains and restaurants. Throughout my research I have come to find a lot of facts and statistics about fast food consumption causing obesity. Statistics show that without a doubt the United States is the most obese country in the world.
Obesity in the United States continues growing alarmingly. Approximately 66 % of adults and 33 % of children and teenagers in the US are overweight. Obesity is the result of fat accumulated over time due to the lack of a balanced diet and exercise. An adult with a BMI (body mass index) higher than thirty percent is considered obese (Whitney & Rolfes, 2011, pg. 271).
Americans are becoming more obese due to the challenges of the economy because healthy food is overpriced, fast food restaurants at every corner, and not enough motivation to exercise. If we are going to make a change, we need to take baby steps. A healthy world is a happy world.
There is a book called Understanding Obesity that says that the reason we need to be concerned is that excess weight is the cause of more illness than virtually any other medical condition. So this means that Obesity is a massive problem that affects the health of people. According to a web page Obesity causes 30,000 deaths a year, this is a big number for death and is literary caused because of the food. Obesity is a huge problem in the United States, Americans are grossly overweight, not only adults but also children. There are many causes for this, for example genetics, lack of exercise and food calories; obesity negatively affects our body in many ways causing health problems, people can reduce obesity by weight-loss surgery.
The historical backdrop of fast food begins in Ancient Rome when road merchants and stroll up eateries fed the larger part of Rome's populace. In the middle Ages, quick and inexpensive food was rich in European urban communities, for example, London and Paris. Foods like flat-breads, falafel and other pre-cooked meals were served in city streets of both the ancient and medieval times. Fast food in America has a great deal to do with the automobile. Once the average American could afford to buy a car, the drive-in restaurant business was conceived. Restaurateurs took advantage of the rising popularity of cars, and designed restaurants so that customers could order and eat without ever getting out of their cars. Drive-ins were successful, but the service wasn't fast, and the food wasn't hot by the time a car hop delivered it. Two brothers by the names of Richard and Maurice McDonald realized this problem with their own drive-in restaurant and wanted to
As Americans, we’re always on the go. When hungry and have no time there are many fast and healthy items available. Many people who say that fast food chains is the main cause of obesity in America because there are plenty of fast food restaurants on every block with very few healthy options ("Do Fast Food Restaurants Contribute to Obesity?"). Fast food business are very easy to find and offer quick service, but there are other options that are healthy, especially in urban areas. Restaurants such as Panera offer a range of items that are healthy and offer a quick service for those on a schedule. In addition to these healthier options, it is also possible to pack their own snack or meal. People often become lazy when it comes to just cooking their meals at home. This choice allows the customer, to control what they eat.