Don T Blame The Eater Summary

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In his essay, “Don’t Blame the Eater,” that David Zinczenko wrote in 2002, started off with his own experience with fast food restaurants. Zinczenko wrote how his dinner was usually McDonalds, Taco Bell, KFC, or Pizza Hut. He then proceeded to state how it was easier to find a fast food restaurant and pay for your food cheaper then to go find a healthy or organic store to buy your food. Healthy foods are much more expensive than a fast food restaurant. “In 1994, diabetes in children was generally callused by a genetic disorder.” (392) This shows that back then, obesity wasn’t as big of deal as it now. Not only do children have problems with obesity, but it has also spread to adults. I believed that Zinczenko’s main point of his essay is that even though so many people say ‘Oh, stay away from fast and unhealthy food,’ it is unavoidable. “Drive down any thoroughfare in America, and I guarantee you’ll see one of our country’s more than 13,000 McDonald’s restaurants. Now drive back up the block and try to find someplace to buy a grapefruit.” (392) Many …show more content…
If you decided to eat at a fast food restaurant three times in a day, then it’s your choice. No one is going to follow you around all day to tell you that you are not eating the right way. You should know what is healthy for your body and what is not. Zinczenko made strong arguments throughout the whole essay. I agree with Zinczenko’s arguments that he stated throughout his essay. “Fast-food companies are marketing to children a product with proven health hazards and no warning labels.” (393) I agree with this statement mostly because the industries are pricing their food so cheap because they want to target teenagers or younger kids to buy their food. The industries know that the kids go to school and work jobs that don’t pay enough for them to go buy food that is healthier because they are way more