In Radley Balko's article What You Eat Is Your Business", he states that the obesity rate in the United States is increasing because we allow health to be a "public" issue and enforce it by providing social medicines. He mentions that the government should not have to get involved in order for us to take our health into our own hands, he states,
"The best way to alleviate obesity 'public health" crisis is to remove obesity from the realm of public health(397).He goes to mention that thoughts who "let themselves go" should be punished as for those who take care of themselves should be punished. David McDonald a local pediatrician of the article "Challenging Ronald McDonald versus McDonald's would dis extreme measures.
In David McDonald article bring up the topic of obesity children. He states," The major of obese children will remain obese throughout their lives"(103). He goes in depth of how comes about, such as popular chains like McDonald's building their restraint near a middle school in his hometown. The McDonald wanted to be built over a local pharmacy but because of David and local residents was McDonald's proposal was declined.
Government may step in to help with social medicines and "public health" but they need to enforce better preventions against big fast food chains like McDonald's. Obesity starts in children before it can proceed into adulthood and stopping corporations like McDonald's and building them away from schools will make a difference