Obesity in America is directly due to the fast food industry. From the rising mortality’s among people who are obese from fast food. To even the preservatives fast food chains use within their food. Not only have that calorie’s people intake from these restaurants even been miss looked. While people may think they can overcome the urge, fast food chains exclusively use addictive’s in their products to hook people from day one of use.
Nowadays, the society is very developing, so people are busier with their schedules. Their demand about meals are changing because they need to have fast and convince meals instead of enjoying at a restaurant. Fast food restaurants are cheaper and faster than other restaurants, so people often go to fast food restaurants every day. Despite its convenience, fast food can be very dangerous to people if they consume it day by day, which is why people should be cared about the risks and effects of it. From that people can live a healthy lifestyle.
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.
One last thing that fast food restaurants do that are important for attracting children is providing contests, free samples, and free giveaways. The United States is a fast food nation. Americans rely heavily on fast food restaurants each and every day. The statistics of the fast food industry speaks for itself. I know its hard to believe but there are some people in this world that dislike fast food restaurants.
The fast food is full of calories, fats, and chemicals that are not the best healthy choice for your diet. Fast food has increased America’s overall obesity rates, and little is being done to stop it. People are constantly on-the-go, looking for fast and ready food to eat, but choosing to buy fast food could potentially damage your health. In the film, Food, Inc, they discuss the issues that fast food has given America. Fast Food is a dangerous substance that needs to be addressed.
Fast food has a big supply and demand aspect. The more fast food restaurants in an urban area can potentially mean more people who are gaining weight. For say fast food restaurants in a rural area, where there are not many restaurants to choose from, and the less people are gaining weight. As you can see, taking advantage of all of the fast food restaurants around you can most likely cause harm to your future. Works Cited http://www.obesityaction.org/educational-resources/resource-articles-2/nutrition/fast-food-is-it-the-enemy http://www.studymode.com/essays/Fast-Food-And-Obesity-151146.html http://www.calypso.co.uk/news/the-history-of-the-fast-food-industry http://www.delish.com/food-fun/fast-food-history#slide-1
Furthermore, I explained how the environments of people can cause obesity. Being in a city full of fast food places is impossible to drive past everyday without getting urged to buy something to eat. Plus people can not give up on the opportunities fast food grants by their low prices and how people can get more money for their dollar. Fast food never looks disgusting, it is always looking so nice and delicious. Lastly, I stated how the parents and school influences children to eat fast food more.
One of the biggest problems the world faces today is the fast food industry with its expanding growth. The fast food industry continues to grow and that is because of the many people who are unaware of what they are actually eating. Everyone should think twice before deciding to eat fast food. There are many health risks when it comes to eating food that is made within a matter of seconds. “The food is not properly taken care of, which leads all the way back to where the food is originally produced”, according to Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation.
The nation's obesity epidemic has focused attention on fast-restaurants, and while recent class-action lawsuits attempting to blame McDonald's Corp. for making people fat have failed, many chains have begun offering healthier fare in fear of lawsuits (CBS News). A growing concern with on-the-go food consumers is the freshness and dietary guidelines that go into their diet. Tight schedules make people spend m... ... middle of paper ... ...r, are not the causes for the change – it just happens to fit in perfectly with the scenario. Obesity and freshness have provoked a new health trend in fast food, and it is no secret with all the advertisements. So dare to super size an order of healthy fast food – a once considered oxymoron now becoming more of a reality.
However; the cause of childhood obesity is the true issue. Many people claim that fast-food restaurants are to blame. I believe that it is not only the fault of fast foods; instead there is socioeconomic, race and poverty issues that have a lot more to do with obesity than just fast food. Banning fast foods are not the remedy, not only would it hurt the economy but it’s about personal accountability. Everything in moderation is fine, The Nutrition Profiling Index (NPI) and the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative’s (CFBAI) are institutes ensures the fast food industries are ensuring the healthiest possible meals.