March 10, 2014
“Don’t Blame the Eater” Summary
“Don’t Blame the Eater” by David Zinczenko points out how easy it is to go and buy unhealthy food. Due to the growing expense of the fast food industry, unhealthy food can be purchased at any fast food restaurant, but the numbers of nutritional restaurants are declining. If you drive down any street, you will find more than one fast food restaurant, but if you drive back up the block you will not find a place to buy healthy foods. As an obese child, David recalls the limited options of nutritional food in and outside of his household. Parents today are allowing their children to eat more fast food because it is fast, convenient and seemly affordable. David Zinczenko believes fast food restaurants are the reason for childhood obesity. He proceeds to back up the claim with statistics, such as increasing percentages of childhood diabetes within the past twenty years. In addition, he says, “Fast-food companies are marketing to children a product with proven health hazard and no warning labels” (Zinczenko 393). If people were truly educated about nutrition, it might encourage some consumers to look for a healthier option. Work Cited
Zinczenko, David. “Don’t Blame the Eater.” Rpt. In They Say/ I Say. 2nd ed. New York: New York Times, 23 November 2002. 391-393. Print.
Analyzing the logic of “Don’t blame the eater”
1. The main purpose of this article is to addressing the childhood obesity problem.
2. The key question that the author is addressing is the companies responsible for childhood obesity or the parents.
3. The most important information in this piece how obesity relate to diseases to healthcare cost to FDA regulation.
4. The main conclusion are that the industry is vulnerable, while marketing to children a product...