The article seeks to discuss the various views that the community has regarding the issue of obesity in young children. Don’t Blame the Eater is a similar article written by Zinczenko David.
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The central argument in Linn’s case is that the food manufacturing companies are the ones responsible for the high number of obese kids in society. However, David has a different argument stating that it is the accountability of the guardian and the kid to ensure that the child does not get obese. These central arguments are different and reviewing their supporting arguments offers more insight on the issue.
The key difference between these two authors is on who ought to take responsibility for the obesity problem facing kids in the contemporary world. According to Susan Linn, the responsibility for this goes to the companies that manufacture these foodstuffs. She supports this by further stating that the advent in technology has made companies powerful enough to sidestep the authority of the parent when a kid wants to purchase a particular commodity. They have done this by producing commodities that are cheap enough for a kid to purchase with their allowance without necessarily asking their parents for the money.
According to David, the responsibility for this falls on the companies and parents. David offers an example of his life where he received enough money to go to fast food restaurants and take his daily meals. He states that this has not changed with the contemporary families and is thus the parent’s responsibility. He further states that the kids ought to practice self-control not to go into these restaurants and eat fast foods. David comments on the issue of children that have flocked courts claiming to sew these fast food restaurants for their obese conditions (ZincZenko). He states that this is a wrong thing to do and that instead of suing these companies, the kids ought to take great care of their health. The fast food companies are also at fault because they do not indicate the ingredient content on their commodities and this leads to misinformed decisions among
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Geoffrey Lantos, espousing the views of Milton Friedman, actually states that corporate social responsibility is immoral. The reason for this is that the shareholders, who have a close relationship with the corporation, experiencing detriment when the corporation takes its focus off of the profit motive.
The research study report indicates the high rate of deaths reported among children are associated to poor eating habits; thus a call for action in order to reduce obesity and overweight issues contributed by fast food industries. MacDonald Inch is one of the companies that have been reported for not being socially responsible for their actions because of misleading customers about their products and services.
According to the report the childhood obesity rate had more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, and it had more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years in the period from 1980 – 2000. At present, more than 9 million children over 6 years of age are considered obese.
dies as children experience teasing, taunting and overt discrimination from not only their peers, but from parents, teachers and ultimately themselves as well. It was the surprising responses to a questionnaire that led Dr. Rimm to write this book to bring attention to a little
d sedentary lifestyle, two major contributory factors in childhood obesity, can be countered at an early stage with better food and more physical activities in schools.
According to the World Heart Federation (2007) the dramatic worldwide surge in childhood obesity may be the
The lifestyle of busy families is another reason wherein home cooked nutritious food cannot be prepared due to lack of time. Quick and easy fast food culture is the reality for people in this new era. I can prevent obesity in my daughter against the usual social
f was once obese thus totally agrees childrens decision to sue fast food lines for making them fat.This is because fast food companies never state the exact amount of calories in their products. In “Calories for sale”, Linn and Novosat also blame fast food joints for the