Junking Junk Food

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Masanori Sugiyama
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April 22, 2015
Read and Response; Junking Junk Food
Article: Junking Junk Food,
By: Judith Warner

Judith Warner makes several great points, regarding the intensity of health issues
Americans face with being fat and the attempts to fix them in her article, Junking Junk Food. She begins by sharing an opportunity seized by Sarah Palin at a school fund raiser to “intro kids 2 beauty of laissez-faire,” as Palin brought “dozens and dozens” of cookies to make a case toward an anti-sugar edict from the board of education and the Obama “nanny state” toward their attempts to help Americans with food choices, which “was a big rhetorical win” (401), as Warner wrote. Warner continues to report Glenn Beck’s outrage on the government’s attempt again as health inspectors shut down a 7-year-old’s lemonade stand, “in efforts to lead Americans to live less fattening lives (401).” Knowing that more than two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese and 17 percent of children and adolescents are obese, Warner believes that the Obama administration “could be fraught with political liability” as they declare war on unhealthy eating and then tackle it by teaching healthier eating habits. Warner claims “You can’t change specific eating behavior without addressing that way of life-without changing our culture of food” and she suggests that “You need to present healthful eating as a new, desirable freely chosen expression of the American way.” With different attempts through the Committee on
Food Habits and the National Research Council all was discontinued as they displayed

patriotism. The government continued to provide nutritional advice and provide services issuing nutritional guidelines that continue to be revised every 5 years, yet no actual attempt to change how Americans think and feel about food without the cultural…...

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