Heather Cope- Vates
November 15, 2010
Have you ever count how many fast food restaurants there are in your area? Have you ever think of the consequences of what you are feeding your children? I, myself never paid attention to this before reading these articles. I have noticed them and understand these articles more clearly. In this essay, I will argue that both David Zinczenko, and Radley Balko make valid points. I agree with both men on each subject. Being a single mother, I can relate to David Zinczenko. He wrote the article "Don't Blame the Eater". It is easier for me to stop at a fast food restaurant, rather than cook dinner after school. Also, I can relate to Radley Balko, "What you eat is your business". Since I am responsible for the food I feed the boys.
In the article "Don't Blame the Eater" by David Zinczenko. Mr. Zinczenko argues that fast food is to blame for American children's obesity problems. He believes that because he was an overweight kid, and was from a broken home. He had to fend for himself, while his mother was at work. Although he turned his weight problem around, most children will not. The fast food advertising, the prevalence, eases ,and availability of fast foods compares to healthier choices. Zinczenko suggests that the relatively low cost of fast food tips the scales in the fast food chains favor. These children don't know what they are eating due to the fact that there are not any warning labels on the package. Then Zinczenko goes into explaining how children's diabetes in on the rise. "The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimate the diabetes accounted for $2.6 billion in health care cost in 1969. Today's number is an unbelievable $100 billion a Year"(154)
I agree with most of what David Zinczenko is saying. We all look for an easier way to feed our children. Majority of Americans have both parents working, and no one wants to come home and make dinner every night. I disagree with him on...
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