Argumentative Essay On Bad Food

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Have you ever wondered what kinds of things infatuate people to eat in unhealthy ways? What about the effect of healthy food upon a person? In the articles “Bad Food? Tax It, and Subsidize Vegetables."," Attacking the Obesity Epidemic by First Figuring Out Its Cause.", and “No Lunch Left Behind.", the authors Mark Bittman, Jane Brody, Alice Waters, and Katrina Heron, have given more insight to their readers in order to convince them to put bans and taxes on so many unhealthy things, instead of promoting healthy food. The articles ' main goal is to persuade the readers to take action and make healthy food cheaper as a tactic to get their communities to be more healthy in food choices. Now, when we do this experiment
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This quote from "Bad Food? Tax It, and Subsidize Vegetables" states that, "...states settled health-related lawsuits against tobacco companies...[as a result,] more than half of all Americans who once smoked have quit and smoking rates are about half of what they were in the 1960s." (Bittman 22). This quote had been evidence that authorities have been involved with taxation of toxic goods for the safety of others. But, what if we tried this tactic with junk food? Would people start eating healthier due to the increase in money? Bittman explained how taxation of food could affect the community if it was really put into place. He uses rhetorical logos to set his point across in facts. "...one study suggests that a national penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in New York State would save $3 billion in health care costs over the course of a decade," (Bittman 26). Using an example like this inside of his article, Bittman can create a scene of what life could be with taxation of junk goods. With extra money not spent on health care, it can be put to good use for communities all around the …show more content…
When learning about how bad food can affect the human body, its natural that the kids or adults that learn it will have more insight on what they should and should not eat. With education given to children at an early age, it will convince them that healthier food is the better way to go. The article, "No Lunch Left Behind," written by Alice Waters and Katrina Heron, explains that, "We can teach students to choose good food and to understand how their choices affect their health and the environment." (Waters, Heron 9.) Learning about people 's eating habits at home does become a problem when a child wants to eat healthier, such as a child wanting to eat some more fruit rather than the junk food his mother or father eats on a daily basis. Education is key when getting the point of bad food across. Not only that, but teaching kids to eat healthy, and giving them a healthy lunch, could possibly change their eating habits that way, by allowing them to make their healthy choices based on their lunches. In the article "Attacking the Obesity Epidemic by First Figuring Out Its Cause", the author states that, "Schools that introduce healthful foods in the classroom have shown that they are more likely to be eaten in the lunchroom and at home."(Brody 24). This quote explains in detail and fact that children do get accustomed to a healthier lifestyle when eating a provided healthy lunch at school, showing that education does work with convincing children and adults

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