Uploaded by Аяжан Сырымова

Документ Microsoft Word (3)

Some people believe that it is the responsibility of individuals to take care of
their own health and diet. Others however believe that governments should make
sure that their citizens have a healthy diet.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Nowadays an increasing number of people are becoming concerned about
their health and the quality of their diet. There are two diametrically opposed
opinions on the matter. Some people believe that each and every individual is
responsible for their own health while others state that it is the government that must
ensure that the citizens have healthy eating habits.
Personally, I believe that people bear full responsibility for their diets for a
number of reasons. First, nowadays there is a vast variety of products that everyone
can choose from, ensuring a balanced diet consisting of different types of products
with sufficient vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Everyone can balance
their diets according to these factors and also based on their taste preferences. For
example vegetarians will prefer beans rich in protein while omnivorous eaters might
opt for meat instead. Secondly, while governments cannot considerably vary in their
healthy eating programs usually adhering to 'one size fits all' approach, individuals
know exactly what they need in order to keep fit and healthy both generally speaking
and in terms of food. We take tailored approach as we know exactly what we need
to succeed in life, be strong and healthy.
However, others argue that the government is fully responsible for the kind of
food its population consume because they make decisions regarding the quality of
food their country produce and import as well as prices. For instance, in many
developing countries people rarely have access to high quality food, thus being
forced to choose something cheap like fast food. Moreover, the government can
introduce legislation as regards to what kind of food can be promoted, seen for
example in many European countries where the advertising of fast food, alcohol and
cigarettes is prohibited. These measure, it is argued, can affect the way we eat and
control the diets of the whole population.
In conclusion, while the governments may play a role in the choice of food of
its citizens, it is still the responsibility of every individual whether to eat healthy diet
or not due to many reasons being that a variety of methods to balance their diets or
their finances. After all our life is in our hands