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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Eating, Eating Everyday


One thing that rang true with me this week is the importance of what we eat, but I'm taking this on a different way than the vegetarianism that Nietzsche claimed too.

Our country is one of the few countries on Earth that has a huge problem with overeating rather than under-eating. I think our nation needs to take a step back and really look at what we're eating before we cram our faces, but we face a lot of problems with that.

One is that America is one of the busiest nations in the world. Everyone is always running around doing things, never enough time to sit and have a proper meal. Fast food has become a staple in most diets, and it is no secret that the food from these places isn't exactly healthy.

Another problem is that healthy food is expensive food. It's hard for poor families to go out and buy meat, vegetables, fruit, spices, and all the other necessities to cook. It's easier for the lower class to go buy a $1 hamburger for each in the family and that's what they end up doing.

I think we should really begin to focus on what we eat. Despite those problems, eating is the one thing that runs through a core value in America. Families eat together, mostly, even if it is around a TV or in the lobby of a McDonald's and I think we need to help fix this eating dilemma to help save ourselves.


  1. If you think about it, it's actually not as expensive to eat healthy. If more families cooked meals at home, they would actually save money; the amount of food is greater than a $1 hamburger for everyone in a particular household...

    1. Kaite Berry H0112:00 PM CDT

      For some families, it can be. For me and others, it isn't. I spend around $300 on groceries in a two week span if it is spent on homemade cooked food, but I only spend about $180 if I buy fast food. Fresh ingredients are extremely expensive. A 2.25 pound container of hamburger meat at Wal-Mart is $6.48. Adding all the other ingredients needed for the hamburger and fries meal, your total can come out to as much as $25, depending on brands and such of course. This is just barely enough to feed me and my boyfriend, only two people. If we go to fast food, we can eat the same meal for $15.

  2. I agree that what we eat is a serious issue in America. I think the change needs to start young. I have been trying to change my habit of eating the cheapest food on the go. I have become a very busy person and forcing myself to find the time to eat well is extremely difficult. If it had been part of my routine since I was younger it would most likely be easier to do now, but even when I was little food was whatever was cheapest.

  3. I actually believe an issue that has a great deal with this, is that it is becoming more popular for families to not sit together and eat. Some may sit at the table, while kids are in their room on their computers, or watching T.V. And because of this, it seems less appropriate to prepare a family meal rather than buying "fast food" to eat individually.

  4. There is an unfortunate conundrum to American food prices. In many places in the world fruits and veg aren't very expensive. The reason they are expensive in America is, partially, because they are expensive. When A pineapple grower sells to the company, say Dole, they sell them for about 30 cents a pop I think. Of course than it gets shipped and taxed and all that but growing pineapples and getting them to the supermarket is a lot cheaper tan raising a ow, turning it into hamburger, and getting it to the same place. Why is the hamburger cheeper? Because there is a lot more demand for them, so they sell for cheaper and sell for more, not so much demand for the pineapple so they sell it for more. Or the keep it artificially high by advertising it as health food, chopping it up and putting it in a cup and doubling the price. Of course there is more t it than that But essentially Hamburgers are cheep because they are cheep.