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Brianna Ferrara

February 16, 2015

English 1010
Professor Howe
Annotated Bibliography
Balko, Radley. "What You Eat Is Your Business." They Say / I Say: The
Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. New York: W.W. Norton,
2010. 395-98. Print.
In the article What You Eat Is Your Business, Radley discuses his
opposition against our government coming between us and our
waistline. Radley states, Our government ought to be working
to foster a sense of responsibility in and ownership of our own
health and well-being. By this he means that instead of the
government taking control of what they think we should and
should not be eating, we should take responsibility for our
actions and decide healthier options on our own. I think that no
matter what measures the government takes the people of the
United States are going to eat what they want regardless.

Maxfield, Mary. "Food as Thought: Resisting the Moralization of Eating."

They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing.
New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. 442-46. Print.

Mary Maxfields article Food as Thought: Resisting the

Moralization of Eating starts off by telling us about journalist
Michael Pollans view of how us Americans are obsessing over
eating healthy. Pollan says, any and all theories of nutrition
serve not the eater but the food industry, which is basically
saying that the things we have researched about nutrition are
more for the food industry than the eater because they are more
worried about the way it will make them look than the actual
nutrition. I actually do agree with most of what Pollan says. He
makes valid points when saying that healthy eating is being
pushed on us and is almost a fad.

Orbach, Susie. "Fat Is a Feminist Issue." They Say / I Say: The Moves
That Matter in Academic Writing. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.
448-52. Print.
Orbachs article Fat Is a Feminist Issue is an article about women
and their diets. Women are made to think that they have to look
a certain way and be a certain size, this however is just not the
case. Orbach says, Being fat isolates and invalidates a woman.
This is such a harsh reality for many women. The pressure that is
put on us everyday can be overwhelming. Although I agree with
Orbach when she talks about the negativity that comes along
with women being over weight, I do not agree with her feminist

views. I think that all men and women are equal, no matter their

Pollan, Michael. "Escape from the Western Diet." They Say / I Say: The
Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. New York: W.W. Norton,
2010. 434-40. Print.

Judith Warner has written an article called Junking Junk Food for
the New York Times addressing Americans, and their poor eating
habits. In this article Warner talks about Michelle Obamas campaign
towards a healthier way of life for us in the United States. Obama is
going about these changes by cutting out unhealthy foods in schools,
and trying to make Americans more aware of what they are eating.
Even with the many followers that Michelle Obama has there are also
those who disagree with her beliefs. Warner states, The cookies are
pushing back, like the return of the repressed. Meaning, the people
who are against the Obamas campaign are fighting back and
continuing to live their lives the way they think is best for them.
Americans have the capability to live healthier life styles but
ultimately it is up to them. Also, the fact that people are pressing this

issue instead of letting them choose for themselves is eventually going

to back fire. I think this change will eventually happen, but over a
period of time, when were all ready for the commitment.

Zinczenko, David. "Don't Blame the Eater." They Say / I Say: The Moves
That Matter in Academic Writing. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.
391-94. Print.
In the article Dont Blame the Eater; Zinczenko sympathizes with
people who are fast-food patrons. Zinczenko says that he was
once one of these patrons and can understand why people
actually eat fast food more often than not. Zinczenko also
states, Some fast-food purveyors will provide calorie information
on request, but even that can be hard to understand. Meaning
these Restaurants are willing to give you nutritional facts but
they dont always match up with serving sizes, and can often be
misleading. Although I agree with David Zinczenko up to the
point that he says, I tend to sympathize with these portly fastfood patrons, I cannot accept his overriding assumption that it is
solely the fast food industries fault for diabetes. We need to take
responsibility for our own actions and choose healthier foods.