Essay about Don 't Blame The Eater

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In “Don’t Blame the Eater” by David Zinczenko, the author argues that a lot of nutritional information on fast food is usually unavailable or not understandable. He also argues about the increase in fast food restuatrants there is no way teenagers can avoid eating the foods. As a teenager he ate from fast food restaurants daily, which resulted in constant weight gain. When he became older he stumbled across children who are launching lawsuits against fast food restaurants for suffering from obesity. Zinczenko feels children today would not be able to turn their life around the way he did, so he figures they are doing the right thing. Throughout his essay he provide a few examples of deductive reasoning and emotion appeal to prove his effectiveness. He gives statistics that tells people diabetes has increased since 1994 and connected it to children eating fast foods. He uses logic when he points out, “ Today, according to the National Institute of Health, Type 2 diabetes accounts for at least 30 percent of all new childhood cases of diabetes in this country”(893). This example shows how obesity today has increased since the year of 1994. He show logical information in the following example: “The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention estimate that diabetes accounted for $2.6 billion in health care costs in 1969.Today’s number is an unbelievable $100 billion a year” (893). These quotes show that the obesity cost is driving the country in a hole because the cost is…

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