Don T Blame The Eater By David Zinczko

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In the essay "Don't Blame the Eater" by David Zinczenko, the fast food restaurants have the blame for the rapidly increasing obesity rate in the United States. Individuals’ want fast food restaurants to have labels on all their packaging, but that lack of informational charts is not the problem. People are not taking responsibility for what they as individuals are eating at least twice a week. Everyone knows that any food that takes less than five minutes to cook and does not have a label is not a healthy meal to eat. Although some people say fast food restaurants make people obese, the truth is that people make themselves overweight by eating fast food rather than a home-cooked meal.
Customers have been suing fast food restaurants for years,
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Diabetes and obesity rates of teenagers are at a maximum in the United States. The author says, “According to the National Institutes of Health, Type 2 diabetes accounts for at least 30 percent of all new childhood cases of diabetes in this country” (Zinczenko, 2002). The author stresses the issue of diabetes and obesity to help the reader understand that fast food does have adverse effects that do not get displayed to the fast food restaurants consumers. The U.S. News & World Report says, “Overweight is now the most common medical condition of childhood” (Spake). The health risks of not knowing what is in fast food do have multiple health risks that people of all ages should have warnings about the …show more content…
A source states, “Conclusions confirm another study showing that parental obesity more than doubles the risk children will become obese as adults” (Spake). Parents’ do not think that their eating habits can influence their children’s eating habits and their health risks, but they influence their children every day. The children grow up and pass on those same eating habits to their kids, and the horrible eating habits become a cycle in a family. The children that have been through this cycle need to make better eating decisions and end this unhealthy

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