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1Final Research PaperXuan DoFinal Research PaperRising Obesity Rate: Producer’s or Consumer’s Fault?Ms. Martha SilanoEnglish 20106/13/2017
2Final Research PaperIntroductionIn these past few years, obesity became one of the most serious issue or problem in the United States of America as well as across the world. An individual is considered as an obese if his/her weight is 20% higher than the normal weight. Most of the people believe that the fast food restaurants are the ones who should be blamed for this issue because they are producing high-calorie meals. On the other side, there are other individuals who also believe that it is the consumer’s fault why obesity rate is increasing rapidly and became an epidemic. Let us analyze these both sides to find out who should be blamed for the rising obesity rate around the world.Body of the PaperOne of the possible reasons is because of the convenience that the fast food restaurants offer to the consumers. Most of the people in the world especially in the United States have busy schedules and they have no time to prepare a nutritious meal that is why people choose to buy and eat at the fast food restaurants because it is very convenient. Aside from the convenience thatthe fast food restaurants offer, the availability of their meals or foods is also one of the reasons why the consumers choose to buy and eat at the fast food restaurants. The overall dimension of convenience and availability of the fast food restaurants are considered as a major problem in oursociety. In other countries and nearby states, the community is complaining that there is no enough supply of healthy foods in their location that is why they have no choice but to buy and eat at the fast food restaurants. As stated by (Larsen, 2014), those areas that have poor access to healthy foods are consistently eating high-calorie meals such as food deserts. One of the possibleways to lessen the obesity rate in the world is by assuring that there is enough supply of healthy foods throughout the world. In that way, people will choose to eat healthier foods rather than unhealthy foods.
3Final Research PaperDespite the increasing rate of obesity, there are still some people who are still concerned with their health, according to a study conducted by (Platkin, et al), at the BioMed Central, there are three different consumer groups; the first group do not look at the labels of a meal, the secondgroup looks at the calorie labeling of the foods, and the last group not only looks at the calorie labeling, but they also do equivalent exercise. Based on this study, professionals have found out that these three groups have no differences with each other. However, menu labeling helps reduce calories intake to a certain extent but using menu labeling alone would not be enough for consumer’s to make healthier food choices. That is why it is proven that the menu labeling of foods is not enough to reduce the calorie intake of a person. Since all of us choose what kind of foods we will eat every day, menu labels are worthless if we choose to eat unhealthy foods. That is why based on this study, it is proven that menu labeling alone is not enough to reduce the calorie intake of a person. If an individual wants to have a normal weight he/she needs to discipline himself/herself on what kind of foods they will eat. Additionally, losing weight does not happen overnight, it took months or years to become physically fit that is why patience is also the key when a person wants to lose weight and to become healthy.