1825 words - 7 pagesThere are one hundred sixty thousand fastfood restaurants in the United States of America. Everyone should think twice before deciding to eat fastfood. Fastfood restaurants need to sell healthier foods and tell the people what is actually in the food. Fastfood restaurants should be banished in the US. The fastfood restaurants should be taxed more.
A person’s health is one of the most important aspects about them. People want to be skinny and have a perfect body, people cannot eat fastfood all of the time and maintain a good healthy body. The average calories intake for a fastfood meal is one thousand. The average intake for calories in a day is about two thousand. This means that ifVIEW DOCUMENT
940 words - 4 pagesWhy is fastfood considered harmful? McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Wendys are just feeding every hungry individual that gives them business, what’s so harmful about that? If given the proper service mostly all customers will leave satisfied and with a full belly. Behind all the satisfaction of fastfood can be a negative impact on the human body, obesity being the main focus. Fastfood is satisfying but the health issue is not so satisfying. “Fastfood is far worse than most people are remotely aware” (naturalnews.com).Taste can cause anyone to lose focus on their health. While individuals are constantly enjoying fastfood they are putting their body at risk of obesity, diabetesVIEW DOCUMENT
865 words - 3 pagesFastFood Restaurants
Over eating fastfood shapes your life in a horrible way, the affects can be becoming obese, having diabetes, and becoming lazy. In today’s society almost everyone eats fastfood. A lot of people eat fast about every day.Daily, fifty million Americans are served at a fastfood restaurant.People rely on fastfood restaurants because it’s cheap, it taste good and it’s an easy way for people not to have to cook a meal at home, but almost no one realizes how unhealthy it is.
35 out of 100 children in the United States are overweight. Shanthy Bowman did a study on 6,000 kids. In two days each kid consumed 187 more calories in fastfood than they would have by eating atVIEW DOCUMENT
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Hanh NguyenMs. MouliatisENGL 130124 July 2014Home Food VS FastFoodHomemade food is often treated as a privilege. Low cost of fastfood and its nutrition value become a solution for many families who have neither time not money to cook at home. Warnings that fastfood is not healthy do not stop Americans who treat it as an essential part of their daily diet. As a result, the prevalence of obese and overweight people plummets. If we look at what is behind attractive pricing strategies and delicious tastes offered at fastfood chains, all facts support the idea that homemade food is a better choiceVIEW DOCUMENT
731 words - 3 pages $100 billion is the amount of money that Americans spend on fastfood each year (Ichikawa). Americans spend less money on higher education, new cars, or computers when compared to fastfood (Ichikawa). Fastfood can be really harmful to a person’s health mainly because of its high calories content which can create obesity if it is consistently consumed (Food and Nutrition). It would take someone six hours to walk off a Big Mac and a large order of fries, so it must contain a lot of calories (Ichikawa). Fastfood is number one cause of obesity, as a result of the high amount of calories and sodium.
Fastfood is a problem because teens treat it like a regular meal (Ichikawa). Fastfood is aVIEW DOCUMENT
1498 words - 6 pagesAmerican life is quick paced and busy. Americans want quick reliable transportation, quick internet connection, quick money, quick healing, quick weight loss, quick energy, and even quick service from the restaurants they eat out at. When a busy person is looking for a quick, easy food, fastfood is usually the best option. The main food at a fastfood restaurant is usually a burger and French fries. Fast foods restaurants are popular in America because they are inexpensive and served very quickly. There’s no problem with eating fastfood every so often, but if a person is eating it almost every day, it can lead to serious health concerns. Americans love to eat. However, it is important toVIEW DOCUMENT
2300 words - 9 pagesFastFood Profit
The American economy relies upon competitive exchange: a process where opposition within a market creates standards for quality and price valuation. To insure the quality of American products the US government encourages a competitive market and enforces regulations. "Capitalism is a system of private ownership of capital that relies on market forces to govern the distribution of goods" (Goldstein 533). In an ideal capital market companies will produce their product to meet consumer tastes, government regulations, and beat similar competitive products. As a capitalist rule: the more competition that enters the market, the better the quality and prices. HoweverVIEW DOCUMENT
1576 words - 6 pages influences, such as fastfood corporations, do an excellent job targeting consumers' desires, but people must understand that they possess the willpower to say no. Although pressures exist that strive to breakdown a consumer's strength, Americans need to take personal responsibility for their actions in order to build a healthier society. The government plays a huge role here, where instead of educating the American people on preventing diseases and creating better lifestyles, it wants to treat the issues once they have already been established. It has come to the point where parents who feed their children VIEW DOCUMENT
1500 words - 6 pagesFastfood is popular in America. In fact, one of America’s nicknames is “fastfood nation,” (“Healthy” par. 1). It is quick and only takes a short amount of time to get the food. There are so many fastfood restaurants in the world. Every corner people turn, there is another McDonald’s or a popular fastfood restaurant. What people do not know about this easy way of eating is how unhealthy fastfood really is. Quick food does not mean nutritious food. However, many Americans debate whether fastfood restaurants should be required to show the nutrition in their food.
Obesity is a big social issue in America. Due to the popularity of fastfood and other unhealthy foods, more and moreVIEW DOCUMENT
972 words - 4 pagesTanvi Bulsara
Assignment #3: Research Report
April 2, 2014
The business model works, and with national and international advertising, McDonald’s Corporation manages to serve billion of people every day. But while owning a McDonald's restaurant is a tremendous opportunity, the company is seeking individuals with significant business experience who have successfully owned or managed multiple business units and have significant financial resources. McDonald's Corporation claims they are about making money, growing business, and having fun. McDonald’s is very good example for others fastfood company. We can say it very fixable with serving food to the customer on their values and principleVIEW DOCUMENT
913 words - 4 pages It is nearly impossible to turn on the television or radio and not be hit with advertisements introducing the latest fastfood trend – fresh and healthy food options. More often, the media bombards us with slogans such as Subway’s common pitch to “eat fresh” or McDonald’s million-dollar advertisement campaign to try the new fruit and walnut salad. Attention has made an abrupt turn from the greasy, deep-fried originals at the fastfood chains to more health conscious food choices. Even a documentary of a man named Morgan Spurlock made headlines and won awards when he ate McDonald’s three times a day for a month and publicized the effects through a movie called Super Size Me. Shortly afterVIEW DOCUMENT
1306 words - 5 pagesThe dependence on fastfood by Americans has developed into a major predicament. In 2013 about eighty percent of Americans report eating at fastfood restaurants at least once a month; more than half of them (about forty-seven percent of Americans) report that they eat at a fastfood restaurant at least once a week (Richmond 2). Compared to the year 2006 the percentage of Americans who ate at least once a month have dropped only one percent from eighty-one percent to eighty percent (Richmond 2). Since a large percentage of Americans still eat at fastfood restaurants it has become a problem. The problem is caused from a majority of fastfood being unhealthy and convenient (Muntel 8). ThereVIEW DOCUMENT
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The fastfood industry in America has many drawbacks at the cost of supplying food to the American population. Since many people are ignorant of the process their food goes through in order to become the edible meal they consume, American companies easily take advantage of them. In class, we discussed a “Food Bill of Rights”. I believe that this is necessary in order to keep the food industry safe for the American public and environment. The main focus of my “Food Bill of Rights” is to ensure the fastfood industry has the American population’s best interest in mind when producing their food.
Whenever we buy a product, we’re relying on both the company being honest with us about itsVIEW DOCUMENT
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In the book FastFood Nation, Eric Schlosser writes about the fastfood industry. Schlosser tells the story of J.R. Simplot, the man behind McDonald’s source for potatoes. He started his own business right out of the eighth grade, after dropping out. He started out small but eventually became one of the riches men in America. He owned then 160 acres of land to start off this business. He sold his potatoes to companies at first all natural. But he soon discovered that if you dry out the food it will keep for longer, more companies then bought from him. Then in the 1950's he found out about freezing them, and the method of frozen food. McDonald’s started buying and selling SimplotVIEW DOCUMENT
905 words - 4 pagesEric Schlosser’s novel FastFood Nation provides a deep insight into the systematic and unified world of the fastfood industry. From the title alone, readers develop a clear sense of the author’s intention for writing this book. Schlosser’s purpose for writing the novel is to raise awareness about the impact and consequences of fastfood industries on society. The purpose of the novel is achieved by the author’s use of personal stories, and by relating fastfood to various aspects of society.
The invasion of fastfood is hard to overlook and its domineering power can penetrate the utmost formidable barriers. Despite the million dollar security system in place at the Cheyenne MountainVIEW DOCUMENT
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It's quick, it's convenient, it's delicious. Fastfood is the most popular quick-service nourishment. It plays an important roll in the lives that we humans so perfectly laid out for ourselves. Why try cooking when you can get food at a much faster rate? To most people, fastfood is the answer to all of our problems. It is good in every possible way, or is it? Although some might deny the consequences, we all know there is a steep price to pay. So here by today, I am asking you to have a closer look at the hidden dangers. In my opinion, we should free the world of fastfood because, not only are they adding the amount of cruelty to animals and draining money out of our pocketsVIEW DOCUMENT
2631 words - 11 pagesIn today's society, fastfood has become a large part of many American's lives. With the rising numbers of obese people, it is hard not to draw a correlation between the increase in fastfood and obesity. Most obese people don’t want to be obese and wish they could lose weight, yet they continue to struggle with their fastfood intake and obesity. This is due to the advertising done on the consumers, the highly addictive food itself, and most importantly, how advertising and addiction combine with children to form habits that are kept once they become adults. These factors are the reasons that fastfood restaurants are to blame for the rising obesity and health risks across America. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
1342 words - 5 pagesKaren Smith 05 April 2002 Dr. Hunter Book Review FastFood Nation Eric Schlosser, the author of FastFood Nation, sets out to explore the ins and outs of the fastfood industry from slaughter to consumption. Each chapter goes in depth to one aspect of the fastfood industry. He begins with the basics of the industry documenting the accomplishments of the minds behind McDonalds and Carl's Jr. The story begins with these men who started as passionate and smart businessmen just trying to get a breakVIEW DOCUMENT
931 words - 4 pagesFrom a study completed by Chicago-based Research International USA completed a study called “FastFood Nation 2008. The panel consisted of 1,000 respondents of ages 16-65 who provided their inputs with an online survey which was conducted between March 13 through 2008. Which was based on results on fastfood restaurants like McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s are gaining popularity even through the economic hardship and recession. Marketing strategy has become more of influence on kids and young American’s. As population grows and the demand increases of fastfood restaurants are expanding their stores to capturing more consumers. Fastfood chains are also willing to change their menusVIEW DOCUMENT
970 words - 4 pagesThe fast-food industry dominates and influences normal society. The highly controversial corporate giants, such as McDonald’s and Burger King, produce cheaper and quicker alternatives for meals. The main argument against fastfood is that it is high in calories, saturated fats and sodium, and it can eventually lead to many health issues. Michelle Obama, philanthropist, mother and advocate worldwide, speaks to the NAACP convention about the pressing issue of fast-food related obesity, and the importance of insuring solutions to this growing epidemic. Similarly, David Zinczenko, senior editor of Reason, writes about the irresponsibility of customers and businesses alike in regard to healthyVIEW DOCUMENT
1042 words - 4 pagesHow has the fastfood industry impacted society? Fastfood is very ordinary in everyone’s lives nowadays. There are food establishments on just about every corner you turn. Doctors say it is bad, but is something that tastes delicious that can have a severe effect in a person’s health . The fastfood industry hides behind a facade to some customers, yet to others it is their main food source. Nonetheless the food industry must have a positive and negative, as well as what it causes and results in for consuming it is greasy delicacies and solutions to its often affects.
In some cases fastfood is essential to those who are giving blood to increase the saturated fat within the body, with thatVIEW DOCUMENT
1403 words - 6 pagesFastfood is exactly how it sounds: food that can be quickly produced for a simple meal. Although they may be satisfactory, they are anything but healthy. Eating fastfood is appetizing which is one of the main reasons it is so popular. Not only does it taste good to many, but it is inexpensive, too! America is the number one place for fastfood. There are over 160,000 fastfood restaurants in the United States and over 50 million Americans are served fastfood daily. The frequency of eating fastfood is also a problem because according to statisticbrain.com 44 percent of Americans confessed to consuming fastfood once per week. What people do not realize is the harm that fastfood is doingVIEW DOCUMENT
834 words - 3 pagesStanding in line at a fastfood restaurant, Jim could already taste that quarter pounder he was about to order. As he gazed around, he noticed many already chowing down on what looked like their seventh or eighth burger. He observes that one woman had to pull up a chair because she could not sit down in the booth comfortably. Jim began to wonder to himself just how many quarter pounders had that woman ate in the last few years, to have lost all control of herself. Weather someone is buying fastfood once a month, or two times a week, it still has the same negative effect.
When it comes to fastfood, they are not shy about emptying ones wallet. For what started out to be an affordableVIEW DOCUMENT
841 words - 3 pages “Laughter brightest, where food is best.” Food is essential for human to consume the nutrition and keep the body functioning. The lifestyle of the Japanese has been changed since fastfood restaurants were introduced to the food industry in Japan. Youth Japanese prefer to eat potato chips instead of Japanese rice crackers, soda drinks replace Japanese tea, and a strawberry jam sweeps away sweat red bean paste. As the result, the average weight of Japanese citizens have increased statistically. Japanese are replacing their low-fat diet to the western style foods. The flavor of western taste is differ from what Japanese have ever tasted. Consuming breads as carbohydrate, red meat as proteinVIEW DOCUMENT
1965 words - 8 pages marketing strategies on the developing countries. This report will discuss the representative American fastfood industry such as KFC and McDonald's sets their successful global strategies in China and brings the changes of American fastfood culture with Chinese characteristic.Chinese fastfood market:The economic reform opened China market to the outside world and improved the standard of living of average Chinese people. In late 1978 china began implementing economic reforms to develop and modernize its economy. These reforms have gradually rebuilt a new system, which is referred as a socialist market economy, by lessening the government's control and encouraging foreignVIEW DOCUMENT
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‘FastFood Nation’ by Eric Schlosser traces the history of fastfood industry from old hot dog stands to the billion dollar franchise companies established as America spread its influence of quick, easy and greasy cuisine around the globe. It is a brilliant piece of investigative journalism that looks deep into the industries that have profited from the American agriculture business, while engaging in labor practices that are often shameful.
In FastFood Nation, Schlosser goes beyond the facts that left many people’s eye wide opened. Throughout the book, Schlosser discusses several different topics including food-borne disease, near global obesity, animal abuse, political corruptionVIEW DOCUMENT
716 words - 3 pagesImagine you are in Texas. You're walking down the street when suddenly, you begin to feel hungry. You see many fastfood restaurants around you, but you just don't know which one to pick. You decide on McDonald's and walk in. You think nothing of it, only that you are getting some food because you are hungry. What you don't know, is that you are risking your health in many ways. That Fillet-O-Fish you just had? It's packed with over 400 calories, and 18 grams of fat. You could be in risk of heart disease, weight gain, and/or hypertension.
According to the movie “Super size Me” , since the 1980's, the amount of people overweight in the United States has doubled, almost 100,000,000 onVIEW DOCUMENT
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A person is hungry, they need a quick fix, lo and behold they happen to see those bright golden arches not too far in the distance. The person stops, pulls up to the drive through, and the speaker box begins asking them for their order. It’s the sad truth about fastfood. The market is chock-full with hungry consumers on extremely tight schedules with “instant gratification” mindsets. One variable, the fastfood market never could have predicted was a “healthy American”. Everything is now sorted into increments of one hundred calories conveniently put into separate packages for the new health-conscious men and women of the twenty first century. In the beginning, fastfood markets preyedVIEW DOCUMENT
1478 words - 6 pages"We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it” (Ray Kroc, Founder of McDonald’s). Coronary Artery Disease is a type of heart disease and the most common cause of heart attacks. Plaque from eating unhealthy foods, builds up in the arteries, the arteries harden and begin to become narrow and can cause chest pain and heart attacks. “Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.” The environment is affected by the fastfood industry because of the amount of pollution and trash they produce on aVIEW DOCUMENT
1000 words - 4 pages “Fastfood the slow poison”
According to WHO, obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. . A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight (WebMD). In the past people used to eat healthy home cooked food with their families and friends, and during that time they were talked to each other and shared their daily gospels. However, nowadays the tradition of eating has been changed since the introduction of fastfood. . According to survey of Statistic brain, The US Fast-food industry serves more than 50 million Americans every day and makes $65 billionVIEW DOCUMENT
966 words - 4 pagesWhen we think of fastfood we think of the words fast, quick, and inexpensive, but have you ever thought of the words unhealthy, dangerous, and weakening? Now schools are wanting to put fast-food outlets so that they are accessible to students during lunch. This is not only putting the students in harm’s way of many health issues further down the road, it is also affecting their school work. Vending machines are also harmful to students as they supply the same ease-of-access as fast-food outlets, with the same effects. These easy food sources are hurting the students, and the truth needs to be revealed.
Some people like to believe that revenue from vending machines supply enough profit toVIEW DOCUMENT
1304 words - 5 pages I have to say that a growing number of people nowadays prefer to eat fastfood rather than their meals. Only a few of them have compelling reasons and are forced to do it. Most of people who choose to eat fastfood can make a change. Exactly, we have already heard much of the harm about eating fastfood, not only on physical but also on mental. The more we have eaten, the more we will be harmed by it. So here, in order to keep our body healthy, it is the right time for us to say “NO” to fastfood.
In general, always eating fastfood has three major disadvantages.
The first one is that most fastfood do not pay much attention on the balance of the nutrition. Usually, they willVIEW DOCUMENT
896 words - 4 pages“Laughter brightest, where food is best,” is a well-known proverb from Ireland. The lifestyle of the Japanese has been changed since fastfood restaurants were introduced to the food industry in Japan. Youth Japanese prefer to eat potato chips instead of Japanese rice crackers, soda drinks pushing aside Japanese tea, and hamburgers sweeping away bowls of rice. In fact, fast foods are high in cholesterol and may influence physical well-being, but the Japanese people still consume fast foods. Hence, why fastfood is popular in Japan?
The Japanese perspective of being taller and a bit fatter is supporting the popularity of fastfood. As a result of consuming fast foods, the average weightVIEW DOCUMENT
600 words - 2 pagesIn the mood for a quick bite or a night out. Well, what are the choices? McDonald?s is quick, cheap and convenient. They will have you enjoying your food just as fast as you can pay the cashier. On the other hand, though it is not fine dining but that could be your second choice. You could go to one of the finer restaurants such as The Washington Inn. Here, service is everything, speed is not. A relaxing evening is all that awaits you. So would you rather have a diet coke or a nice glass of say, White Zinfandel. The choice is yours.Eating out at a fine dining restaurant is not just aVIEW DOCUMENT
1276 words - 5 pagesEach student was to visit two different fast-food restaurants that make hamburgers and give a report on the production process. The 2 different fast-food restaurants that one visited to observe the making of hamburgers were McDonald's and Jack in the Box. The results were quite different after each observation was conducted (Aquilano, Chase, Jacobs, 2006).The McDonald's restaurant was the first visit. As soon as one walks through the doors, one can see that the production process in this establishment was very organized in watching each individual going about and doing each ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1642 words - 7 pages foods affect your health. In addition the child would feel a bit of maturity because they were able to pick out a meal that was good for them and made their parents proud.
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1698 words - 7 pagesFor decades the Fast-food industry has supplied Americans with tasty, comforting food, quickly and at a low cost. It was not until recently, when the health craze first hit America in the late 1980’s that the corporations developed a new approach to marketing health food products to fit their customer’s wants (Nielsen). The most common fastfood chains, such as McDonalds and Subway, started advertising “healthier” food items on their menus to continue appealing to the general public. While fastfood restaurants give the impression of offering healthy food, nutritionist studies show healthy alternatives are not as nutritious as advertised and can lead to possible calorie underestimationVIEW DOCUMENT
662 words - 3 pagesAccording to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2009-2010 78 million adults in the US were obese. Regarding the youth, 12.5 million boys and girls between the age of 2 and 19 were overweight. The reasons for such alarming statistics may depend of genetic, disease but most commonly, the environment. Compared to other countries, the US is likely to have the highest number of fastfood restaurants per square mile. This industry includes about 550,000 restaurants which is approximately the 10% of the ones distributed around the world. Major companies include Mc Donald’s in the first place followed by KFC, Pizza Hut and other 50 chains of fastfood and beverage service. WhyVIEW DOCUMENT
561 words - 2 pagesFastfood is starting to be a major issue for people these days. It is the lazy part of their lives and their physique and personal health is being affected. It has become so easy for people to consume fastfood because society has made it feel alright to do. The only way to solve this problem is to rethink one’s diet plan and to choose a healthier alternative. In today’s lifestyle, everyone tries to fit as much as possible into a day’s work, so fastfood is usually a part of their life.
Fastfood takes a large toll on the human body. The majority of the consumers of fastfood are within the ages of 16-24. Young people these days are not as active as they used to be due to gettingVIEW DOCUMENT
2563 words - 10 pagesToday’s furious pace of life does not provide people with an opportunity of leisurely eating. The replacing of traditional food to convenience food is the result of the general intensification of work. At present people are usually under time pressure. Therefore, fastfood seems to suit to the rhythm of modern life. However, it is argued by nutritionists that fastfood is not beneficial to health, and causes health problems such as diabetes, heart diseases and obesity issues. The number of American overweight adults, whose mass is defined as 120 percent, has increased from 25 to 35 percent over the period of time from 1960 to 1991, while the percentage among adolescents has grown from 10VIEW DOCUMENT
1491 words - 6 pagesSince the 1970’s, fast-food restaurants have become the new fashion to eat. After a long struggle in the eyes of the public through intimidation and barriers, it`s patient now proves its strength. People do not have time to cook for themselves a good meal, sit down at dinner with their family or go to a good quality restaurant. So, people rely on fastfood spaces for a quick meal. Products include simple or average-quality food, cuisine or entrée item, which is typically packaged to-go for consumption off or on-premises. Most people that eat at these fast-food places though cannot help it. Whether it is because they are too busy at work, unfortunate to have a genuine family meal everyVIEW DOCUMENT
1468 words - 6 pagesFastfood has become America’s identification in the recent years, and single handily contributes to the increasing waistline. A recent study conducted by U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that more than two-third of American adults and one-third of American youth are either obese or overweight. Nation’s waist-line is overstretching at an alarming rate than ever before and we need to stop it now. This is because the concept of a homemade meal is fading away along with healthy eating. Fast-food industry has flourished in the past five decades by preying on us. Fastfood should be boycotted in order to recuperate health and to reclaim traditional homemade meals.
1605 words - 6 pages“Fastfood is popular because it's convenient, it's cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fastfood never appears on the menu.” – Eric Schlosser --
Eric Schlossers book FastFood Nation is not only an expose of the fastfood industry but also shows how the fastfood industry has shaped and defined society in America and other nations as the fastfood culture spreads globally. He connects the social order of society to the kind of food it eats and the way it eats that food, and relates fastfood to other social processes and institutions. His facts are based on years of research and study, and are presented in and easy to follow narrative. Schlosser is so thorough andVIEW DOCUMENT
2168 words - 9 pagesSome people see fastfood as the cause of obesity, whereas some see obesity as the cause of an individual choosing to eat unhealthy food, given them full responsibility for their dietary choices. Fastfood is seen as one of the cheaper ways of eating compared to buying healthy food from the local supermarket. In the last few years, obesity rates have been on a rise. Obesity affects everyone ranging from young children to adults. An individual does have responsibility for their dietary choices, but perhaps they cannot afford the expensive prices of healthier foods, so they have to turn to fast foods as a cheaper unhealthy way of eating. In my opinion, fastfood is to blame for the rise inVIEW DOCUMENT
1051 words - 4 pagesIs FastFood the Cause to Obesity, or is it Just a Factor?
Over three hundred thousand deaths occur every year due to obesity. Obesity adds over one hundred seventeen billion dollars in health care every year (Stern 11). Obesity is an ongoing epidemic in the United States as well as in other countries. Kids eat out more than often, portion sizes are exceeded, and fastfood has started being served in school cafeterias. Eating out often leaves the consumer used to eating above average portions .They then think that these portion sizes are normal, when really they are way above normal. In the United States, one out of every five people is obese (Murphy 4-10). Fifteen percent of kids areVIEW DOCUMENT
1002 words - 4 pagesI Wonder…Term Project
I wonder what negative impact the fast foods industry had on the environment. Nowadays, fast foods industry has become one of the biggest industries in around the world. More and more fast foods restaurants are opened as the number of people who consume fast foods increase. For instance, within a mile where I live, there are more than seven fastfood restaurants, and most of people that I know consume fast foods at least once a week. Since we all live under the same atmosphere, if the fast foods industry had negative impacts on the environment, it would affect the well- being of the whole society. For this reason, this is a topic that matters to peopleVIEW DOCUMENT
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It isn't unfamiliar that obesity is a problem in the United States. Fastfood is said to be a
major cause of this predicament, but is there a point where it's not the food's fault but the person
who is choosing to eat it? People who have problems with obesity and blame fastfood don't
realize there are so many other attributes that are put into play and that fastfood can't possibly be
the only reason of it all. Obesity can be influenced by lack of exercise, the surrounding
environment, genes, health conditions, cruel kindness, and diet. Fastfood should stop being
blamed for a vast amount of obesity in the U.S. Fastfood is one of the influences of obesity, but there is aVIEW DOCUMENT
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When working at a fastfood restaurant, more often than not it is accompanied with a stigma. People tend to believe that those who work in fastfood restaurants are not capable of anything better. They assume people working at fastfood restaurants are slow and uneducated, or they simply look down upon them because these jobs have become known as "dead-end jobs." This so-called "dead-end job" is what people might describe as low-wage labor that employees have a susceptibility to become trapped in. Fastfood employee’s face many challenges, morally and socially.
High school students take jobs at fast-food restaurants because they are convenient and can work around their schedules. HighVIEW DOCUMENT
1864 words - 7 pagesProcessed foods are everywhere; they are fast, convenient and cheap, consequently; they come at a cost to our health. Eating processed foods that contain amounts high fructose corn syrup, sodium-containing additives, trans fats (or trans fatty acids), synthetic dyes, and/or preservatives in our diet regularly is unhealthy and may cause many health problems such as; obesity, organ failure, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and tumors. The majority of people that are eating a large amount of fastfood on a regular basis may not be aware of what ingredients are actually in the food they are consuming. People may be completely unaware that there are many unhealthy addedVIEW DOCUMENT
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The typical American diet, with its emphasis on fastfood and frozen food, is a consumption pattern reflective of, and symptomatic of, our production patterns -- what kind of jobs we find ourselves going to day-in and day-out, and the way these jobs encourage us to see the world we live in. If people are more apt to think of themselves as consumers rather than producers, if gratification is associated with consumption rather than working, doing, and making, we have only to bear in mind that this is a society where work is either unattainable or alienating. (Willis, A Primer For Daily Life, "Learning From the Banana," page 59)
The psychological impacts based on today's workplace leadVIEW DOCUMENT