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Junk Food Reform

In # 2: Junk Food Dissuasion by Trace1 Comment

Obesity is a major problem in today’s society. Unhealthy food has become so readily available and cheap, that the general public consumes thousands of excess calories just because they are available, not because they need them to survive. This, combined with a general lack of exercise in the community has lead to a major problem. To solve this, I have come up with a multi-faceted plan to help dissuade people from consuming incredibly unhealthy foods. Step one is to limit the times that fast food chains are open, and the locations at which they can be built. I believe they should be open no later than 7pm, and be located no closer than 5 miles away from the center of town or center of any major residential area. This will prevent the satiation of late night snack cravings, as they would not be open, as well as prevent quick “snacks” during lunch breaks for the general workforce. This could majorly hurt fast food chains, so if they will not comply, step 2 will be attempted. Step two involves placing caloric …

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Food: The Experience Machine

In # 1: You are what you eat by Trace1 Comment

To me, food has always been about a shared experience. When I was younger I grew up watching my dad cook dinner for the family and being fascinated at how he could take a few simple, cheap ingredients he found in the pantry, and throw together a meal that accomplished three main tasks, it filled us up, it tasted good, and it gave us an excuse to sit down and talk about our day. Family dinners became so important to me as I grew up and my life got busier because it kept me connected to my home, even though I spent the majority of my time elsewhere. I knew I needed to be around food a lot in my life, so I taught myself to cook. I started making simple meals for my family, some I know probably tasted horrible, but my parents ate it anyway and were extremely supportive. I soon gained a passion for cooking and researching about food, and the only way to satisfy that was to keep trying new things. So eventually I started preparing …