Making society slow down and making the people around the world thinking the United States as fat slow people. Because fast food is such a big deal in the nations, the world should take extra precaution towards the ingestion of fast food. Fast food is the United States leading case of obesity; obesity is a major problem with many health and mental risks. As Sarah Muntel said in her Article Fast Food- Is It the Enemy, “33.8 percent of the U.S population is affected by obesity” (Muntel1); fast food is a big factor in most of the obesity in the United States fast food is the cause of obesity which is causing society to slow down. Because obesity means that someone is fat, they are slow and do not put the any effort to do any sort of action to improve society.
If high schools promote bad eating habits by placing fast-food franchises in their cafeterias, then how can students eat right and healthy beyond high school. “Children's current levels of fast-food consumption probably are even higher because of an increase in the number of fast-food restaurants and in fast-food marketing since the late 1990s (Holguin),” stated Ludwig at CBS. Ludwig is right, and this is outside of schools. Most students eat breakfast and lunch during school hours.Therefore, these fast-foods are their main meals… unhealthy meals. Also, where is the money from that allows franchises such as McDonalds to be in high school cafeterias?
Eating healthy is the most important thing someone can do. Getting a Big Mac from McDonalds is always the fastest thing to cook on a busy Monday night, right? But look at all the ways it can affect the human body, it could make anyone rethink that decision of eating it. If you eat fast food more than twice a week it doubles the chance at having a type of diabetes. Diabetes can strongly affect one’s health in many ways.
Did you know more than 35% of adults and 17% of children and adolescents ages 2 – 19 in the United States are considered Obese (Bucci 32). Obesity is a huge growing problem in not just the United States but everywhere that needs to be controlled. The U.S is the fattest country in the world with Mexico as a close second. Fast Food and Technology are some of the main reasons you usually think of when you think of causes of Obesity, but did you ever think that Parents and Family members have a huge part in the cause of Obesity? Family Influence can cause obesity in children by not eating healthy.
America’s Obsession with Fast Food and its Effects on the Population. Over the last Three decades Fast food has infiltrated every nook and cranny of the American society. An Industry that began with a handful of modest hot dogs and hamburgers stands in southern California has spread to every corner of the nation, selling a broad range of addictive substances wherever obsessive paying customers can be found. This Obsession as such has lead the researcher to provide a critical examination of Scholarly articles and books to purport evidence that there is an Obesity epidemic, among the nation in which the fast food industry is growing exponentially, people are supersizing, as well as a major public health threat . This report seeks to reveals the dark side of the American meal.
Another point of reason I would like to argue about is fast-food restaurants are everywhere and it is difficult for one to find any alternatives. I would also like to ask of the consumers to look at it from another view. There are many choices available to consumers each day some can do harm, while othe... ... middle of paper ... ...th all the info that I have given I hope that people may choose what is right and what is wrong so that the debate would be over in my own personal opinion the debate is stupid and the answer is obvious and I shall not say my own opinion. So who is truly to blame for the raising obesity in America: fast food restaurants or common laziness from the obese society? Works cited "Do Fast Food Restaurants Contribute to Obesity?"
Companies are using clever advertising methods to reach out to young kids which does not only develop bad habits at a young age, but intoxicates their health as well. Fast food is growing chain by chain and is even reaching schools across the states. As a result child obesity is increasing yearly and is effecting not only their physical but mental health as well. What our society does not understand is that the health risks outweigh the few minutes of satisfaction the cheap food brings. Many of the leading causes of death caused by fast food are diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and obesity.
Long term health effects are heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, or even cancer (Childhood Obesity Facts, 1). Eating too many high-calorie and high in fat foods is a huge contributor to obesity (McMillan, 3). “Knowledge about good nutrition not only helps to bring about desired weight reductions, but also is an important element in overall good health” (McMillan, 3). Children who do not eat fast food do not consume as much fat, sugars, and carbs as those who do (Holgun, 2). Only 3% of kids’ meals at fast food restaurants meet the calorie standards... ... middle of paper ... ...rg/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/HealthierKids/ChildhoodObesity/Overweight-in-Children_UCM_304054_Article.jsp CDC.”Childhood Obesity Facts.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Increasing tremendously, this outbreak has actually tripled in the amount of obese teen and doubled in children up to the age of thirteen (Burger Battles 2). One of the factors that is usually overlooked in the cause for obesity is the role of television. Not only does it reduce the amount of physical activity, the advertisements and commercials are targeting innocent viewers. In a survey completed by Gary Ruskin of Commercial Alert, the average child watches nearly 19 hours and 40 minutes of television a week (Ruskin 2). With that amount of time spent watching television, advertisements for fast food will be entering the children’s minds.