Thefast food industry is growing every day. Many people eat fast food ona daily basis. Do they eat it because they have to or do they eatbecause they want to? In David Zinczenko’s writing, “Don’tBlame the Eater” he says that the fast food industry is to blame.Why would one blame them? Ultimately it is everyone’s own decisionto eat what he/she wants to eat. Although Zinczenko makes a pointabout fast food restaurants being more accessible, everyone can makehis/her own decisions to what he/she wants to eat. First,itis a parent`sresponsibilityto controlthetypeof foodeatenby his orher child,nomatterhowbusytheparentcould be. Therefore,Zinczenko’s argumentthatfast-food restaurantsshould getblamedfortargeting littlechildrenin their advertisementsis not applicableat all(Pace,Austin). Menus in fastfoodrestaurantsare fullof unhealthymealsthat are likelyto causeobesity. However,theparentsof thesechildrenare entirelyawarethatmealssuchas “Baconater” and“Big Mac” among othermealscommonlyfoundin Mac Donald’s andotherrestaurantsare not healthyat allto their children(Zinczenko). In thearticle,Zinczenko blameshealthissueson thepoornutritionandbalanceddietfoundin fastfoodsandrestaurants.However,thetruthis thatmostobesepeoplegainexcess weightdueto inactivity andpoorexercise(Graff,Cathy and Russel p 392).Itcannot beblamedon restaurants. In conclusion,theentire is articleis a recollectionof theauthor’slifeto explainthecauseof obesity in theUnited States. Theauthorentirelyblamesfast-food restaurants.However,thecriticismin thisarticleclearlyshowsthattheeater is to blame.Althoughchildrenandteenagersare highlyvulnerableto consumptionof fastfoods,thetruthis thattheyknowthattheseare not thehealthiestoptions.
Graff,Gerald, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel K. Durst. "theySay/i Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing : withReadings.New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2012. Print. pp 391-393
McClelland,Jeff. "Instructor English 102 1 February 2012 Response to “Don`tBlame the Eater”."
Pace,Austin, and Allison Fernely. "In this paper I will addressseveral topics as they relate to the obesity epidemic. These topicswill include the fast-food industry, eating habits, childhoodobesity, and regulation versus personal responsibility." (2013).
Zinczenko,David. `Don`t Blame The Eater`. NewYork Times2002 : 2. Web. 4 Jun. 2014.