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PenelopeGrammer
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Badtothebone
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Fast Food is at Least Partially to Blame for the Obesity Problem in America

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Started: 5/7/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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PenelopeGrammer

Pro

"This is the best part of the day, when I get to be fat, on the bed, with my quart of Coke," states Morgan Spurlock, a man who when on a fast food binge for one month. Now, most people wouldn"t think twice about wanting to go on an all McDonalds diet for 30 days, but their health suffers from the fatty fries and big burgers. Although the kids seem to adore the clown and food, nutrition and advertisements play a big role in how the fast food industry is at least partially to blame for our obesity problem in America.
Play Places, toys with your meal, cookies, McDonalds is a place all kids like to go. They can have their birthday party there, or just eat then play on the play place. From a very young age, their parents take them to the fast food restaurant and the high dopamine properties attack the brain, making it impossible to not like it. Everyone likes McDonalds because there is something for everyone. The kids love to go there because of its play place and its toy with the Happy Meal. Who doesn"t love to run around a bunch of plastic tubes? I do! All kids like McDonalds. All kids until now.
The kids that are eating at the Golden Arches every day see the growth, in their waists. People didn"t see what the big deal was about fast food until two teenage girls tried to sue Micky D"s for making them obese. Each girl was at least 80 lbs. overweight and that wasn"t just genetics. They ate at McDonalds several times a week for many years, and when it showed physically, they tried to take it to court. They lost because they failed to show evidence how the food itself made them gain pounds. The school systems aren"t helping either. The same company that supplies food to the prisons in town, also supply lunches to your children. Do you really think that the company is suppling good, nutritious food to each child? Even GMA Deputy CEO states "We are part of the problem." He was fired for saying that. You know why he was fired? He was fired because it was true and they cant have bad business. As Morgan Spurlock continues his month long diet, he gets really sick, with his liver almost pickling itself. Daryl Isaacs advises him "You're sick, and you're making yourself sick, and you can make yourself unsick by stopping doing what you're doing." As the fattest country in the world, I suggest we do the same.
Brainwashed. That"s what we are. Food companies are brainwashing every one of us to buy more, eat more, and give them more money. How do they brainwash our puny brains? Ads. You see them everywhere you go, to the supermarket, to the park, even to the bank, but the most impactful advertising that the fast food industries do, is television. The average child sees 10,000 food advertisements a year on television, so "by the time kids are able to speak, most of them can say McDonalds," Margo Wootan"s studies seem to be true. In an article called The Truth About McDonalds and Children, also by Morgan Spurlock, he notices that "To this day you'll never see Ronald McDonald eating the food; not in any commercial. He dances and sings, grins and giggles, and smiles at the kids while they stuff their faces, but he never touches the grub" If you see every single commercial ever made by McDonalds, not once does Ronald take a bite of a burger. Isn"t that a bit odd? Even the face of the business won"t eat it? Morgan finds that "In 2001, on direct media advertising, that's radio, television and print, McDonald's spent 1.4 Billion dollars worldwide."
Many children do like to go to McDonalds, but what is more important, The health of them, or their want for a toy you can find at a garage sale? The nutrition and advertising of the fast food companies are partially responsible for the obesity problem in the U.S. So, with more and more people finding this information out, America may work its way back to not being so overweight just by eating less fast food. If less people eat fast food, there will be less of a chance that our next generation will be diagnosed with major health issues. There will be a healthier environment and more energy on everyone"s part. Except of course the fast food companies. They"ll be more like they"re food, fried. Chew on that Ronald.
Badtothebone

Con

kids are the nations fat people cause they eat all the time
Debate Round No. 1
PenelopeGrammer

Pro

Studies show that children are much more active than adults because they have recesses and after school activities and adults must eat more than children, therefore proving your statement wrong. Also, the adults have the money to buy things they eat, so they are able to make better choices based on their budget and wanting. We all have the choice to make good decisions with our food. Again, this is not just about the children though. It is about how fast foods are partially to blame for our obesity problem in America. Children do not in fact eat all the time and the obesity in adults is much greater than children.
Badtothebone

Con

Fast food is more popular than healthy foods, not only because its known commercials everywhere but the fact that its cheaper. Families with low income who can't provide their children with organic foods, will have to go to the alternative, which is cheap fast food. In other cases, lots of children eat fast food only because they perceive it as the best thing they ever tasted, unlike healthy foods because they lack the same "good" taste as the fast food like mcdonalds
Debate Round No. 2
PenelopeGrammer

Pro

PenelopeGrammer forfeited this round.
Badtothebone

Con

Fast food contains some of the most harmful ingredients to our health. McDonalds and many other places gets their meat from disgusting slaughterhouses that are not taken care of. Watch food inc. the movie to get a documentary on what's the truth behind these major conpanies. Vote for my side.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by PenelopeGrammer 4 years ago
PenelopeGrammer
My opponent is agreeing with me...
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