Persuasive Essay

Topics: Nutrition, Obesity, Health Pages: 2 (872 words) Published: February 20, 2013
Essay #2
Agreeing or Disagreeing Essay
How to Change Americans Eating Habits
Because of fast food chains in America, when we feel the urge for an easy meal, Americans, in general, immediately look to the fast food nation for a quick suppression to their hunger. Because we live in a time-is-money society the most efficient means of hunger satisfaction is the almighty drive-through. Corporations spend billions of dollars advertising to enhance sales of their products. With American catching on to the lack of healthy food options in the fast food nation, fast food chains began campaigning healthier food such as their salads and fruit cups. However salads may sound healthy but a Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken from McDonalds has 320 calories and 90 grams of fat. Where's the "healthy" in that. Now that Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. we need to re-evaluate the importance of healthy eating. By increasing awareness of the obesity epidemic in America we can begin to reverse the trend in weight gain among Americans.

“Have it there way” I would say that I disagree but partially agree. I would have to disagree because there are millions of people who don’t eat right. There are millions of people all over the world that struggle with eating healthy and exercising. Man people choose to eat unhealthy because it faster and more quick to buy food than to make it themselves, for instance they might be at work and have to grab something to eat or getting off work and buying something fast and easy to eat so they can just go home and rest. That’s why many people eat fast food a lot because there are many people that work and go to school that don’t have time to cook something fresh at home and that would be healthier for them. If America had a lower and more fat free fewer products to sell in fast food restaurants, maybe it would be a way to decrease diabetes and being overweight. People who are obese and overweight need to be more...
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