Obesity: Who is at Fault?
University of International Business and Economics
Obesity: Who is at Fault?
It is no secret that an increasing amount of Americans are gaining weight and much of this blame is put on fast food establishments such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, and Krystal’s, to name a few. According to Warren Belasco and Philip Scranton (2002), “The increasing consumption of convenience foods is an international trend influenced by changing lifestyles” (p. 3) From a superficial
From 1980 through 2008, obesity rates for adults have doubled and rates for children have tripled, regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education level or geographic region have increased markedly. (“Obesity: Halting the Epidemic by Making Health Easier: At a Glance 2010.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web. Aug.17, 2010)
Statistics like this show the vast majority of obesity cases are not caused by disease or genetic condition. Obesity is not some unpreventable
A Heavy Future for America’s Children.
Cancer, heart disease, and diabetes are just a few health concerns that are linked with obesity; a preventable, curable, and manageable disease that hundreds of thousands of people face all around the world. The only thing worse than having to face these health issues as an adult, is having to face them as a child. Childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic in America today. This issue is leading to an unhealthy future for individual kids, but also for society
3 May 2015
Fast Food Doesn't Cause Obesity?
Fast foods have been around for decades now. Every day in America people turn to fast food for a quick meal. As the craze of fast food spread across the country people are starting to feel the negative effects of the quick meals and are blaming fast food for their health problems. But is it really the fast food companies' fault or the customers who consume their food?
In modern day society the quickest
beginning to cause significant problems such as obesity and diseases. This is beginning to escalate past health problems and is beginning to affect certain costs. Also, it doesn’t seem like the government or anyone is doing much about this problem. Many people argue that it’s not the food industry’s fault and that it’s the people’s fault for eating the way they do, but I think I will make some valid points as to why it is the food industry’s fault.
Throughout my life I always thought that
New Outlook On The Obesity Epidemic
For decades, the obesity epidemic has devastated the lives of countless of people. The movie Fed Up shows how tragic and corrupt this problem is by talking about obesity, its causes, and the role the food industries play. Fed Up effectively uses appeals to get their messages across. For the appeal logos, statistics, facts, results of studies, predictions, and stories of the past were presented. The movie uses ethos by having professionals give explanations
ENG 122: English Composition II
April 15, 2012
Childhood Obesity: Whose Fault is it?
The Ashford library, ebooks, and newspaper articles are where the sources on childhood obesity came from. When doing research on childhood obesity, nutrition and parenting were some of the main reoccurring topics of childhood obesity. This paper will focus on unhealthy and healthy eating habits of obese children, and the effects of parenting towards
trafficking in the United states and childhood obesity. I think that both of these topics are very important to everyone in many ways.I have chosen to go with childhood obesity because I think that people need to be more informed about this topic. I think that childhood obesity is often a form of child abuse. It is very sad. People need to be more informed of the current health problems and the potential future health problems that childhood obesity pose on the child. I plan to limit my topic by
22 November 2011
Obesity: Is it a McProblem?
Everyone eats fast food. It is a meal that is usually fast, cheap, and convenient. However, eating fast food also contributes to one of the biggest problems facing Americans today, obesity. It is one of the fastest growing concerns and a major contributor to this problem is the consumption of fast food. While governments and communities are trying to address the problem through legislation, nothing will change until parents take
Children and Obesity: Who is Responsible?
In the recent discussion of children and obesity, a controversial issue has been whether we should put the blame on the fast food industry or the parents. On the one hand, some argue that the fast food restaurants aren’t properly labeling their menus. From this perspective, this would look to be the fast food restaurant’s fault. On the other hand, however, others argue that it is the parents’ fault because they are not controlling what their children eat