Don T Blame The Eater By David Zinczenko

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“Don’t Blame the Eater” by David Zinczenko has a lot of good points on how the eater isn’t all to blame. As fast-food companies are being sued there are multiple people that do not understand why this is happening. Even though yes, parents should be choosing better and healthier places for their children to eat, they are not the only ones at fault. Fast-food companies are becoming just like tobacco companies spending millions on commercials but if these companies are able to spend millions on commercials they should be able to include nutrition labels, stop targeting children in their commercials, also parents should know when enough is enough. With there being so many children that are becoming obese in today’s world , many parents are suing …show more content…
Most people probably aren’t going to like what I have to say, but with the companies not putting the calorie labels or putting only some of the labels out in the open for their customers to see I believe these parents have the right to sue the companies. But in other words, parents and most children should be able to see when enough is enough. It is known that eating fast-food multiple times a day or multiple times a week is not healthy and that some weight is probably going to be gained if these types of foods are …show more content…
With all of the different items that are placed on the salad people are eating over half of their daily calorie intake in one meal. “For example, one company’s Web site lists its chicken salad as containing 150 calories; the almonds and noodles that come with it (an additional 190 calories) are listed separately. Add a serving of the 280-calorie dressing, and you’ve got a healthy lunch alternative that comes in at 620 calories. But that’s not all. Read the small print on the back of the dressing packet and you’ll realize it actually contains 2,5 servings. If you pour what you’ve been served, you’re suddenly up around 1040 calories, which is half of the government's recommended daily calorie intake” said David Zinczenko (393). Just because it is believed to be a healthier option doesn’t mean it is when it comes to fast-food companies. Zinczenko emphasizes that fast-food companies might end up the way tobacco companies did. Zinczenko states “As with the tobacco industry, it may be a matter if time before state governments begin to see a direct line between the $1 billion that McDonald’s and Burger King spend each year on advertising and their own swelling healthcare costs” (393). When the government realized with advertisement will not be the only this that McDonald’s and Burger King will be spending their money

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