Read more about the author here. This post is based on the community work and writing that the author has been doing in WR 122 at Portland Community College. The piece of public writing is loosely based on a research question and research collection the author developed. The public writing is a chance to use one’s writing to become part of the larger community dialogue about issues in the chosen theme.
Throughout this project I learned and realized how many different views and opinions there can be to just one topic. I have never thought about doing much public writing until now. I’ve learned that it is important to get your voice out there because someone is always interested in what others have to say. Go check on your favorite blog once a week and either post something or respond to post soy you can be heard and keep up with your interests.
Why is fast food a number one option for us when we are on the go? We all know and see how obesity has affected the US and how much it is a problem. It is also widely known that fast food IS NOT healthy for you. In reality making a quick sandwich or wrap from home is quicker than any fast food because you don’t have to wait in line to pay and get your food.
It seems on every street corner there is a fast food restaurant to stop at and pick up a snack. There are times when you didn’t know you would be out so long, or you may just not have time to make a healthy snack or get a healthy alternative from a sit down restaurant. The United States population as a majority relies on fast food way too much. It is clear that obesity is a major problem, but we seem to ignore that and not be concerned with our health. On http://www.sogoodblog.com, there is an article titled, “Food Documentary Discusses Hunger” and it talks about the healthier food such as fruits and vegetables is usually more expensive and the processed, unhealthy food is typically cheaper. This brings in the topic about how money and the economy are affecting this issue. While many of us have access to those healthy foods, many others don’t and sometimes fast food and other unhealthy food is all they can afford. When looking for your next meal, it comes down to convenience, time and money. If you have the money, time equipment to do so, then fast food should be a very last resort. Try planning ahead and making a quick sandwich before you leave for the day.