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Don’t Blame The Eater
In America’s Economy, Fast Food is a booming enterprise. You can find a fast food merchant nearly every block, says David Zincenko in his article “Don’t Blame the eater”. The article explains the growth of the fast food industry, and the growing number of nutritional food businesses declining, leaving the fast food establishments responsible to provide sufficient nutrition for countless young adults and families that either cannot afford or do not have the time to prepare home-cooked, healthy meals at home.
As an obese child, David recalls the limited options of nutritious in and out of the household. With no other options, children all over America are now turning to fast food for a quick, cheap, and efficient alternative to fill their stomachs. Gradually, the standing of fast food restaurants in low income neighborhoods and poor nutritional makeup contribute to childhood obesity.
What is not described in Zincenko’s article is the alternative food sources that are “so hard” to find. When you go to any fast food restaurant, they have health options, in McDonald’s they have salads you can order instead of that greasy, oily, fat filled burger. Same with Burger King, they have salad and low fat options. Not only do most fast food establishments have healthy options, instead of going to a fast food restaurant, you can go to any grocery store and spend a less amount of money you would at one of those restaurants and buy enough food to feed the entire family, for example you can go to the grocery store and spend maybe $20 and get enough stuff to make everyone their own big salad with chicken and nuts and they’ll all be full, happy, and healthy.
Parents need to ignore the “most convenient” food source and work together to find a healthy and nutritious way to feed their children and help fight against the obesity epidemic. Grocery stores are not invisible and healthy alternative food sources are...