Unhealthy Lunches

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Assignment 2: Unhealthy Lunches
By Christine Zimmerman
Business Law and Corporate Ethics | BUS212 A01
Instructor: Douglas Wert
July 22, 2012

One can drive down any street in America and find all types of fast food style restaurants. We are all familiar with those top named facilities. The task of finding a child and/or adult who doesn’t know the chains of Burger King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, KFC, or McDonald’s would be a hard task to accomplish. The question at hand is how often do we all eat at these establishments? It has been proven over and over that the more often someone, regardless of hereditary, race, if you are an adult or child, or stature, if you make unhealthy eating choices on a daily basis, you will become obese. Parents should teach their children about healthy choices. Exercise and nutrition are an important part of one’s lifestyle. I stop and think how every new mother buys baby food such as carrots, peas, squash, grain cereal, and various fruits for their infant. However, by the time a child reaches the age of 3 or 4, most know what a McDonald’s chicken nugget and French fries are.
A few years ago, we could have included school lunches in this unhealthy choice category. Government and U.S. Department of Agriculture are still working vigorously to bring school lunches to a healthier standard. On top of working with schools to incorporate healthy choices and nutrition, contracting with Drive-In Don’s fast food restaurant who sells the most delicious burgers in town at the most affordable price, is not a smart choice. However, it doesn’t constitute a crime either. If parents and school officials educate our children on healthy choices, the occasional burger from Don’s isn’t going to create obesity. As everyone has heard their own physician say, “Moderation, Moderation, Moderation.” Making bad choices more than making healthy choices, is what…...

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