Don T Blame The Eater Analysis

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Childhood obesity is a serious health concern. Most of the blame is falling on the nutritional content of the food that is available to kids such as the bad nutritional presence at school. Parents and schools should care about learning more about what cause child obesity and put that knowledge toward fixing the problem. Also parents should know what their children’s school is feeding them. Parents should help children control their weight for less future altercation with their health. There are some parents who don’t care if their child is overweight. However, the child’s obesity may get in the way of the child’s future. The problem mostly comes from a combination of the fast food industries and parent’s responsibility. School lunches are…show more content…
He mentions the increase in Type 2 Diabetes in children. Type 2 Diabetes in children went from five percent prior to 1994 to thirty percent. He also discusses the financial burden of diabetes, which he says accounts for $100 billion dollars a year in health care costs. He blames childhood obesity not on the eater, but on the misinformation the fast food companies give about their products. He believes they should be accurately reporting the nutritional information about their food, so people can make informed decisions (Zinczenk, 154). This correlates with my argument that the fast food industry has a heavy hand in the increasing obesity in kids. Even though a heavy burden falls onto the family unit, fast food industries are encouraging bad eating habits. They are advertising to children. In the article Zinczenk also brings up his past. He informs the reader that he used to be obese. He also states that, “My mom working long hours to make the monthly bills. Lunch and dinner, for me, was a daily choice between McDonalds, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken or Pizza Hut” (Zinczenk, 153). This ties together my point of it being both parental misguidance and the insane availability of fast foods. Zinczenk is a writer for a health magazine, and has published numerous books relating to this subject. His argument has the most

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