Who is to blame for our nation's obesity rates?

April 16, 2013 Who is to Blame for our Nation’s Obesity Rates? What Should be Done? Who do you think is to blame for our nation’s obesity rates? Perhaps, the government. More laws and regulations should be made to prevent any continued increase in such rates.

Out of all countries, the United States has the highest obesity rates, and who is to blame? There are many answers to this question. The government allows restaurants to sell food that is more than 40% pure fat. (www.wiki.answers.com).

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Targeting Teens Fast food restaurants target young adults by offering them jobs. Fast food restaurants such as Mcdonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell etc. hire young teens to work long hours. People refer to them as low income workers. They’re required to have a positive attitude, offer specials to rude customers while they’re getting payed 7 dollars an hour.

The government shouldn’t allow fast food restaurants to target teens by offering jobs. More businesses should offer under age teens jobs.(schlosser) Advertisement How do you know about the latest deals and special offers? Commercials, posters and magazines keep us updated on what’s new. Fast food restaurants announce their newest creations on T.V and high signs way. What they don’t announce is how the food is made.

100% of meat served at fast food restaurants is frozen and processed. Why would the government allow processed food to be sold? Fast food restaurants often advertise their products by using famous people to grab peoples attention. Most of the time they don’t announce the food in their advertisement in their commercial. For example McDonalds commercials mostly announce the happy meal and the toys included. (www.

yahoo.answers.com). Money,Money,Money ! All fast food restaurants offer customers dollar choices. Do you know why you’re only paying a dollar for food? It’s unhealthy! Cheese that’s more water than dairy.

Meat that is processed and frozen. People who struggle with money often buy fast food. Fast Food restaurants shouldn’t offer dollar choices. Less effort is put into making the food. Eating unhealthy is not always a personal choice. Most Americans claim they would like to eat healthier but can’t afford to.

Is it fair that children don’t get enough protein because their parents can’t afford to buy a healthy meal. (www.about.com/od/healthandfitness.com).

Risks Fast food is affordable and fills you up. Yes, it tastes good but have you ever thought your body and how you’re damaging it? Fast food is the number one reason why people become obese and diabetic. Fast food can have a significant impact on ones health. More than 50% of people living in the United States would rather gab something quick and unhealthy from a fast food restaurants than make themselves a healthy meal. Fast food and junk food are high in fat, sodium and sugar. Fat accumulates in your body; you’ll gain weight and could become obese.

The more weight you gain, the more you’ll be at risk for serious chronic illnesses.Junk food doesn’t contain the protein or complex carbohydrates that your body needs to maintain consistent blood sugar levels. Even in the short term, eating too much junk food can make you feel really uncomfortable. It can lead to mood swings and constipation, and lower your energy levels so that you lack interest in the exercise you need to burn off those extra calories. Foods that contian a large amount of fat are even capable of stop your brain.

Fast foods damaged the hypothalamus region of the brain. The hypothalamus produces hormones that control hunger, thirst, sleep, moods, and the natural rhythms of the body.(http;theweek.com/article/index/) Who is to blame? People might not think it’s the governments fault for our nation’s obesity rates. The government doesn’t actually make us choose bad unhealthy choices. It does allow fast food restaurants to offer unhealthy choices.

Eating too much fast food impacts our life’s dramatically. Who can say no to the delicious flavor and cheap prices? If restaurants such as McDonalds and burger king sold healthier food or broke down, our nation’s obesity rates would decrease. New laws are regulations should be made. Food prices should increase. The time to make the food should increase.

No more frozen processed meat and oil cheese. No more toys included to childrens meals. Let’s lower our nation’s obesity rates?