Editor-in-chief of Men’s Health magazines, David Zinczenko is the author of the article, Don’t Blame the Eater.
Don’t Blame the Eater is an article that Zinczenko mentioned his life growing up where there weren’t many options for him to make healthy, affordable options, leading to his personal battle with obesity. He also claimed that a startling number of children are now launching lawsuits against big fast food chains for causing their obesity, something borderline ridiculous. As an adult, he advocated for the more widespread usage of nutritional information on the fast food, something similar to what one would find in a grocery store.
Fast food is bad. However, that being said, it is not the fault of the fast food chain that childhood obesity is on the rise, but rather all the reasons that lead people to eat such food such as, cost and abundance. This doesn’t leave the chain blameless, but rather not entirely to blame, due to the lack of easily accessible nutrition information and large portion sizes. Even today, there are still restaurants that don’t adequately show the nutritional facts of their product, but rather just calories per portion.