America’s Relationship with Food
American culture has evolved over time with respect to food. Major developments have come by in families within America as several revolutions took place.Consequently, the lifestyle of citizens have transformed from the basic to a more sophisticated one. In the early days, to take food rich in proteins was the ideal culture among the people. The government and media made emphasis on including more proteins in the diet to provide energy for work (Allen, 924-932). A majority of the male population were working hard labour jobs. Then came the industrial revolution where machines replaced human labour at work. Thus, more food was processed and canned for consumption after many days.
Later, a research done reported that 65% of the population in America was employed in the active labour force. Consequently, less time was available for a family member to prepare quality food since an individual spent averagely 30 mins to prepare a family meal (Allen, 924-932). Invention of machines and other easily available food options promoted eating processed foods to meet the stringent working hours. Thus, as David says it in his essay “Don’t blame the eater” eating habits changed for worse. In fact in his essay he states ‘then as now, these were the only available options for an American kid to get an affordable meal. By age 15, I had packed 212 pounds of torpid teenage tallow on my once lanky 5-foot-10 frame’, David insinuates that food processing firms have a strong influence to lifestyle diseases like obesity in America today (Zinczenko, 195).
David mentions having a problem with weight as a result of of eating from fats food restaurants twice a day. Like many other American citizens, fast food choice is the better option considering their preferable cost. However, as David puts it in his essay, the nutritional value of these foods is very poor leading to malnutrition and other diseases like diabetes among...