Don T Blame The Eater, The Connection Between Fast Food And Obese Kids

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Don’t Blame the Eater; The Connection Between Fast Food and Obese Kids

As people develop health problem is there a blame to what it may be caused from. The article

“Don’t Blame the Eater; The Connection Between Fast Food and Obese Kids” by David

Zinczenko states that it is to blame industries of fast-food for the rise of health concerns seen in

today’s society. Although, can we only blame health concerns and the expensive health care

costs due to eating fast-food meals?

In the article “Don’t Blame the Eater; The Connection Between Fast Food and Obese Kids”,

David Zinczenko, argues that fast-food restaurants are to blame for children’s health problems.

Zinczenko, states that children are at risk for developing health
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However, David

Zinczenko also writes that it is not the fault of children consuming fast-food as companies are

frequently located across the country and are affordable to buy a meal compared to grocery

stores. In Summary, Zinczenko argues that children are at risk to fast-food restaurants as labels

of health information is not being shown on meal packaging causing consumers to be blindsided

to what they are consuming.

In the article David Zinczenko is trying to persuade readers to believe that it is not to blame

children for eating fast-fast food. His use of facts and statistics demonstrates that instead of

blaming ourselves it is the fast-food industries at fault causing us large amount of health care

costs and the increase of type 2 diabetes. Also, that these fast-food franchise are promoting food

items without any information given. The author claims he is able to relate which suggest readers

to agree with his articles claim. David Zinczenko uses anecdotes to appeal to the reader’s

emotions when he states that he would have to provide food for himself leading him to only
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In my opinion, David Zinczenko is incorrect when he argues that the fast-food industries are

to blame for obesity and type 2 diabetes seen in children for the following reasons obesity and

type 2 diabetes connection with fast-food, fast-food is affordable then grocery stores, and fast-

foods do not display any nutrition facts causing health problems. First, I do not think that there is

a connection between obesity and type 2 diabetes relating with fast-food as Zinczenko does not

have a direct comparison. For instance, he does talk about the percentage and his personal

experience of the problems of obesity and type 2 diabetes but does not explain how they are

affected through fast-food meals. Furthermore, I believe that Zinczenko claim to fast-food being

affordable then grocery stores is absurd as you spend roughly five to ten dollars on a meal at Mc

Donald’s where you can go to your local grocery and spend the same amount on making yourself

a meal that would be a healthier choice. Finally, I feel that the blame for fast-foods not

displaying any nutrition facts causing health problems is not true. Overall, health problems

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