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Christopher Lejuez Franken

David Zinczenko states that “If ever there were a newspaper headline for Jay Leno’s monologue it would say that; kids’ taking on McDonald’s this week, suing the company for making them fat. Meaning that people are trying to sue for something they did to themselves. Zinczenko also questions, whatever happened to personal responsibility? When David was growing up he claims that he was also a fast-food patron. He was a typical mid – 1980’s latchkey kid. His parents weren’t in any relationship with each other, with his mother working long hours, by the time she reached home it had probably passed lunch and dinner. So David had no other choice but buy inexpensive from fast food restaurants like McDonalds, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut. By the age of 15 David was already more than 200 pounds. He then began to change the way he ate after joining the Navy Reserves when he was in college. David believed that most of the teenagers who lived like the way he did won’t turn their lives around, because they’re under the golden arches to a most likely fate of lifetime obesity. It states that before 1994, diabetes in children was generally caused by a genetic disorder. Today there are 30 percent more of childhood cases of diabetes in this country. David suggests that no one should eat more than one meal from any fast food restaurant in one day. He also guarantees that if you drive down any thoroughfare you will see a McDonald’s restaurant. And if you go back up, will you find someplace to buy a grapefruit? David indicates that there are no calorie info charts on fast food packaging, the way there are on grocery items. And how there aren’t any warning labels on the fast food ads, like they are on tobacco ads. He also says that some fast food purveyors will provide the calorie information if requested, and can be hard to…...

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