D. Ed. Leffelholz, Mary. New York: Norton & Company, 2007. 1403. Print.
Either way it is evident a transformation is needed; someone needs to take action! David Zinczenkos’ informative, but laid back article, “Don’t Blame the Eater”, explains the obesity epidemic in America through a plethora of situations, such as his own. As he explains, Zinczenko grew up in a home where both of his parents were working, therefore, unhealthy food become prevalent in his life. With Zinczenkos own experience playing a role in his opinion he exclaims, “fast-food companies are marketing to children a product with proven health hazards and no warning labels” (197). In other words, he believes that if fast food companies concentrated their marketing on healthier foods instead of hazardous ones, especially to children, the obesity epidemic would have a chance to turn around; he expands on this by suggesting the idea of educating their customers on what they are consuming.
“Fast food is not the primary cause of obesity” is an article by Todd G. Buchholz. The article focuses on fast foods and their continued blame as the primary cause of obesity. Todd G. Buchholz emphasizes the before blaming fast food outlets and their products for the increase in obesity rates; one should make sure that their claims are valid. The primary cause of the increase in the obesity levels in the United States should solely be blamed on the change in the lifestyle of the citizens. Fast food outlets have been in existence since the twentieth century, and the levels of obesity have been on the increase in the twenty-first century compared to the twentieth century.
Ed. Sarah Lawall. 7th ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999. 1458-1511.
We live in a time where obesity rates in America seem to just keep skyrocketing. A fast food restaurant can be found on almost every city block, and with their misleading advertisements, it is difficult to separate food that is good for you and food that is bad for you. A McDonald’s restaurant doesn’t tell you what is in their unhealthy burgers, they just show consumers commercials and posters of a skinny model eating one. It is clear how this can be confusing and lead people to an unhealthy diet. A healthy lifestyle with a good diet and exercise is taught almost everywhere nowadays, but our current culture is having a hard time adapting to such a lifestyle.