Will The Extra Large Menu Kill Off the Future Generation?
A man named Morgan Spurlock, made a documented film called “Super Size Me”, were he ate Mc Donalds fast food for 30 days straight (February to beginning of March 2003).Spurlock ate at McDonald’s three times per day, eating every item on the menu. He also always “super-sized” his meal only if it was offered.Morgan gained massive weight and it took him fourteen months to lose the weight gained.He took on this project to see what the affect of fast food’s had on him physicaly and mentaly.
Bigger is not Better
People started to think that Bigger is Better,they think that if they get a bigger burger for a cheaper price that it’s a great deal…but it’s not.Bigger portions can take a great toll on your body and mind.it’s more fast food.
The rise in obesity rates over the past 30 years has been paralleled by increases in the portion size of many foods and the prevalence of eating away from home. Multiple studies have shown that providing subjects with larger portions of food leads to significantly higher energy intake.When consumers fail to exercise, the added calories from eating larger portions turns to fat and leads to obesity. The fast food industry contributes to this problem by not only selling unhealthy food, but also by selling larger portions of unhealthy food. Throughout America obesity rates are rising due to the increase in portions sizes and the lack of exercise.
After watching Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me it became even clearer to me that there is an obesity crisis in this country. While this was not news to me; I was surprised by Dr. Sat cher, the former U. S. Surgeon General, stating that "left unabated obesity will surpass smoking as the number one preventable cause of death in this country." Morgan Spurlock focused his attention on McDonalds in his ...
Now people rather take the easy way out when their hungry and order fast food instead of cooking food themselves. Changes in American’s eating habits have supported the significant rise in the increase of portion sizes.The growth of portion sizes has been in fast food restaurants the “super-sizing” of menu items is acommon marketing gimmick Items available at fast food restaurants are estimated to be 2 to 5 times larger than two decades agoWith the increase of meals purchased away from home and particularly at fast food restaurants, people can’t help but eat larger portions.So, what is driving the fast food industry to increase the size of the meal they sell and why are Americans so eager to consume these larger portions? The increase size of Fast food portions is the U.S. food industries growing reliance on “value” marketing people want to spend extra money to get a larger portion, leaving the customer feeling that they have received a better deal.
The fast food chains use commercials that have famous celebrities or catchy slogans to convince consumers that the larger portions are not only convenient, but a better value. In these advertisements they tend to feature a lot of attractive, happy, skinny people having fun. Like most ads they don’t reflect reality, they don’t show where the food comes from, how it’s made or the real affect on consumer’s health.
Why do Americans eat what they do?
Is it for the taste, cost, convenience, or nutrition? is one of the traditional five senses and refers to the ability to detect the flavor of food through sweet, sour, salty, and bitter sensations. The taste of a food can cure a craving or hit the right spot on the tongue Many Americans consume fast food like McDonald’s due to their Dollar Menu offering cheap prices for cheeseburgers, fries, or chicken nuggets. Americans have a love-hate relationship with food. They love to eat food that tastes good, but hate to pay top dollar.Unlike watching the food channel and learn to make delicious and nutritious meals on a TV show; the fast food industry has satisfied the appetites of many American’s while harming their health. The portion sizes and marketing have led to the rise in obesity rates and continue to rise.
Why people do not stop eating junk food? ‘’Junk food A high-calorie food that is low in nutritional value.’’(Unknown). For better or for worse is now available all over the world. We see it almost everywhere, like when we go to the grocery, stores, Junk-Food restaurants, on television, etc. usually looking very tempting, appealing and desirable for people to buy it. According to Dupel Francine ( ...
Todays kids and lunch
You have to try to educate people on the benefits of eating healthy, and the key is starting with children.When looking at a typical school lunch it’s very unhealthy the approach or goal is to get kids eating fresh, tasty nutritious food instead of junk food. The consumption of pizza, fries, dounnuts, soda, and ice cream at school hinders kid’s ability to study and learn. Its not just getting kids to eat the nutritious food, but it is also getting the cafeteria to produce the healthy food.replace fried foods on the menu with baked foods serve more fresh fruits and vegetables at every meal. Many children today are in worse health than their parents who are twice their age or more Children are destined to die befoe there parents, due to a poor nutrional start in lifeb Over the past decade the number of over weight children has nearly doubled Many children are not receiving enoungh vitamins, calcium, nutrition, and exercise to be healthy.What we eat affects everything: our mood, behaviour, health, growth, even our ability to concentrate.” Even though fast food may taste good and satisfy the appetite, continuous consumption can lead to health problems. I eat whatever the caffateria serve as long as it taste good,mainly the pizza but now im more aware of whats going on and i dont want to get sick or un healthy so i figure its best to bring a healthy packed lunch.
P.E. is really good for you but it could also be very frustrating because people are lazy.It’s good for alot of reason’s like…
It’s a link to good health,The value of physical fitness can never be overstated. It’s only in physical educational classrooms that students learn the value of taking care of themselves thru proper grooming, healthy eating and regular exercise. It’s a preventive measure against disease.Many doctors today agree that obesity is a serious health risk. Without any form of diet management and control with the numerous processed food students intake everyday compounded by a sedentary lifestyle, a student’s health can easily be at risk to many diseases like chronic heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. Physical education in school is a preventive measure to teach students the value of regular exercise. It’s a program for muscle strength and fitness.Physical education develops the students’ motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It also develops the upper body muscles through activities like doing push ups as well the lower body muscles through stationary jumping jacks, 3min running and jumping exercises. Programs usually have core training exercises also like doing abdominal crunches. It promotes academic learning.Physical health allows students to function even better in classrooms.
Obesity in children: management and prevention Childhood obesity (overweight) is a common problem. Children need to be taught to develop good eating habits to avoid gaining excess weight. Check with your child's doctor to confirm that his obesity isn't due to genetics or some other medical problem. Parents can help the child by being supportive of him. Never make fun of him. Explain why he has to ...
A good cardiovascular system developed from regular exercise promotes excellent blood and oxygen circulation. This means more nutrients circulate through out the body which includes the brain. This circulation produces longer attention span during classes allowing longer concentration and absorption.It builds self esteem.Students who are active in physical activities like basketball, volleyball, martial arts and running just to name a few are more confident with themselves according to most social school studies. It’s probably because of the self discipline and dedication to excel in a sport that brings out the best in students. In school, the physical education program introduces these sport activities to students allowing them to make choices to which sport areas they want to get involved in.It develops cooperation, teamwork and sportsmanship skill.Most physical education programs are holistic. The program allows student to interact together to a common goal and that is to win and excel physically. It brings out the competitive sides of students working both body and mind but also promotes sportsmanship.It promotes a physically active lifestyle.The purpose of physical education is to instill in students, at an early age, the value of self preservation and choosing a lifestyle that is good for both the mind and body.
I beleive that elementary kids need it more therefore when they get older and enter high school they would like physical education. Just like kids get addicted to junk food at an early age they can also get addicted to physical education! I have an excersise routine believe it or not! I would walk 3 1/2 blocks to my bus stop,at school i do an hour of P.E. and im joining tennis,then i walk 1 block black to my bus stop and another 4 blocks home!
Advertising has had a powerful impact on today's children. From songs, to logos, to characters, advertisers keep in mind their audiences. Competition is the force which causes advertisers to target children. Children are targeted through the catch phrases, animated characters, and toys in these competitive advertisements. The textbook used in class (Huffman, 2002) describes that "advertising has ...
Use methods (e.g., animation, music, bright colors or celebrities) to sell the products?
How do these methods affect the children’s thoughts on these products? Do the props make the product more interesting to them?
What is the message? (e.g., You’ll be stronger, smarter, have more fun if you eat/drink the product.) Do the children believe it?
Three popular methods of marketing foods to children are “premiums”, “sweepstakes” and “clubs”. These are appropriate forms of children’s advertising
If product advertising contains a premium message, the child’s attention should be focused primarily on the product and the premium message must clearly be secondary.
Conditions of a premium offer should be stated simply and clearly. Disclaimers and disclosures should be stated in terms that can be understood by the child audience.
Sweepstakes can be exciting, as any adult who has played a lottery or entered a drawing can attest. Advertisers must be careful not to raise children’s expectations of their chances of winning or inflate their perception of the prize(s) offered. When you see an ad with a sweepstakes, notice if the advertiser has followed these four points:
The prize(s) should be clearly presented.
The odds of winning should be clearly noted in the audio portion of the commercial, for instance, “Many will enter, only a few will win.”
All prizes should be appropriate for the child audience.
Kids love clubs! Anytime your children want to join a club, be sure to ask several key questions. (What will you get? What Will the club entitle you to?) Before advertisers use the word “club,” the following requirements should be met:
Interactivity — The child should perform an action whereby he joins the club and receives something in return. For example, filling out a form or application and receiving a card or certificate. Watching a program or eating in a restaurant does not constitute membership.
Most parents I know worry about how much television their children are watching, but I see very little being done about actually cutting down their children’s television time. The average child watches three to four hours of T. V. a day and another two and a half hours more on the television watching movies or playing video games, for a total of six and a half hours of television a day. ...
Continuity — There should be an ongoing relationship between the club and members, such as a newsletter.
Exclusivity — The activities or benefits derived from club membership should be exclusive to its members.
My commercial would be bright and colorful…Loud! It would feature all the fruits and veggies and serving sizes and i would have a celebrity teaching about serving sizes and why it important and also telling them information about healthy clubs they could join and heathy snack tips,easy to make stuff..A celeb that is physically and mentally healthyand that kids love.i would also start a healthy girls and boys club.in this club you can go on feild trips to healthy places,EX; hiking,indoor rock climbing,following trails,going to the park and everything in between.You could even win set up contest such as whoever make the best postar about health or something and the winners could win tickets to a run kids excercise program or something.The fast food chains use commercials that have famous celebrities or catchy slogans to convince consumers that the larger portions are not only convenient, but a better value. In these advertisements they tend to feature a lot of attractive, happy, skinny people having fun. Like most ads they don’t reflect reality, they don’t show where the food comes from, how it’s made or the real affect on consumer’s health