However, many Americans debate whether fast food restaurants should be required to show the nutrition in their food. Obesity is a big social issue in America. Due to the popularity of fast food and other unhealthy foods, more and more Americans are developing health diseases and disorders. We should be getting the correct daily nutrition amount, but because of our fast paced lifestyles we sometimes do not have enough time. Fast food restaurants make it possible to grab a meal and go.
Fast food restaurants should not be blamed for the consumers’ health problems, because it is the consumers’ choice to eat there, and these restaurants are not as bad as anti-fast food activists make them out to be. Webster’s dictionary defines fast food as “food designed for ready availability, use, or consumption and with little consideration given to quality or significance” (2014, p. 1). This definition states that the food served at these restaurants might not be as delicious as the food in a sit down service restaurant that is deemed as high quality and better for yo... ... middle of paper ... .... References Austin, C. (2012, November 11). THE BILLIONAIRES' CLUB: Only 36 Companies Have $1,000 Million-Plus Ad Budgets. Retrieved from Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-35-companies-that-spent-1-billion-on-ads-in-2011-2012-11 Creighton, R. (2009, November 11).
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Fast food chains such as Mcdonalds, Burger King, and Wendy’s are selling many products that are nearly inedible due to the unhealthiness and even the presentation. The link between fast food consumption and obesity is causal. Obesity, especially during childhood, has both individual and environmental causes. It easily makes people feel bad about themselves, leading to unhappiness. As for the presentation, these fast food chains use 99% faux “food” in any advertisement.
The fast-food industry dominates and influences normal society. The highly controversial corporate giants, such as McDonald’s and Burger King, produce cheaper and quicker alternatives for meals. The main argument against fast food is that it is high in calories, saturated fats and sodium, and it can eventually lead to many health issues. Michelle Obama, philanthropist, mother and advocate worldwide, speaks to the NAACP convention about the pressing issue of fast-food related obesity, and the importance of insuring solutions to this growing epidemic. Similarly, David Zinczenko, senior editor of Reason, writes about the irresponsibility of customers and businesses alike in regard to healthy living.
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(Kolodziejski) Keeping this in mind, I would like you to know that most fast food restaurant items contain more than half of the amount your SUPPOSE to consume. Consider this next time you want to go to McDonalds for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Being healthy doesn’t always mean you have to eat a carrot stick and a piece of broccoli for lunch, Being healthy and watching your nutrition means that you CARE about yourself enough to strive, and push , and work hard to be healthy. If you make the choice to be healthy and watch your nutrition correctly , I think you deserve a cookie! You also deserve a HUGE pat on the back because; it takes a lot of effort and hard work.
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