Dont Blame The Eater Analysis

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Throughout this entire article, “Don’t Blame the Eater” by David Zinczenko, Zinczenko tells his readers how we as a society shouldn’t put all of the blame for young adults and children getting fat on them. We need to put more of the blame in this situation on the fast food restaurants not the “eaters.” Zinczenko admits he was one of these kids, his father was out of the picture trying to fix his life, and his mom was having to work a full time job to pay the bills. So lunch and dinner for him was an option between McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Pizza. He admits that times have still not changed much since then and still in today’s society these are the only options for younger people to get affordable meals that are left …show more content…
He wants readers to know that fast food companies simply just do not advertise the amount of Calories in their foods and they try to hide this from their costumers. Zinczenko believes that fast food restaurants should have to advertise the amount of calories in their food with warning labels such as tobacco companies have to do with their products. I believe Zinczenko has a point that these restaurants do need to better advertise the calories in their products, but I do not at all agree with the fact that he believes most of the blame should be put on the restaurants for making the younger generations fat, it is their fault for putting that stuff in their …show more content…
That is a giant increase in the amount of children with Type 2 diabetes. The difference between Type 1 and 2 diabetes is that Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics, so there isn’t anything they can do about it. While Type 2 diabetes is caused from someone becoming obese which can then cause insulin resistance which is Type 2 diabetes. Due to this increased amount of children diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes the amount of money spent on treating diabetes has also skyrocketed. Just look at the numbers, 1994 to 2002 is 8 years and the numbers went up 25 percent. So 2002 to 2015 is 13 years, which if the amount of children with Type 2 diabetes increased at that same rate, this means that number has increased by another 40.5 percent. Actually, “The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that diabetes accounted for $2.6 million in health care costs in 1969. Today’s number is an unbelievable $100 billion a year” (Zinczenko 463). Keeping in mind that this was published in 2002 so that number is even higher today, that is an astounding amount of money spent on diabetes. This is what I believe to be Zinczenko’s best and most reliable argument. There is just one thing that he fails to pay attention to that can discredit his statistics just a little bit, he doesn’t take into account a growing U.S. population. So even though the number of children with Type 2 diabetes has

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