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The High Cost of Junk Food - It is 9oclock at night, you went to school from 8am to 12pm and then you went to work from 1pm to 9pm what is the first thing on your mind; cooking, homework, McDonalds or what about just sleep. This is an average day for me every day and the only thing I think about is getting my shoes off and just sitting down to relax. I don’t feel like standing over a stove or making anything my first thought is the drive thru for a fast and easy meal. The time is takes to go grocery shopping compared to sitting in my car and waiting for my food to be handed to me is a big difference....   [tags: Essays on Junk Food 2014]
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Let Them Eat Junk: The Documentary Food Inc. - Let Them Eat Junk. The Ethical Dilemma of the Dollar Menu "When you only have a dollar to spend and you have two kids to feed, either you go to the market and try to find something that's cheap or just go straight through a drive-thru and get two small hamburgers for them and 'okay, here. Eat them.' This is what's gonna fill her up, not that one single item at the market." ( Food Inc., Kenner, 2008) Families around the United States go through this dilemma on a daily basis. Fast food and junk food are everywhere....   [tags: dollar menue, junk, fast food]
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Junk Food Beneficial? or Not - We need to eat, it is a universal fact, but daily consumption of unhealthy food is unfit for the body. Food is classified as either healthy or unhealthy. About any type of fast food is considered unhealthy. Fast food contains low nutritional benefits. Unlike healthy food, junk food can be found at convenient locations. This results in junk food being slightly more profitable than healthy food. In spite of that, it will definitely cause health problems to young teens and children because of the unhealthy content it’s made of....   [tags: unhealthy food and habits, obesity]
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Junk Food - Junk food is a contemptuous slang term for the food that is of minute value of nutrition. This kind of food is usually high in sugar, calories, salt, and fat. The fast food and junk foods characteristically comprise of high levels of calories from fat or sugar with diminutive minerals, proteins, and vitamins. Generally, the foods that are considered as junk foods comprise of candy, gum, fried fast foods, salted snack foods, sugary carbonated beverages, and sweet desserts. A number of foods like the tacos, hamburgers, and pizza can be regarded as either junk food or healthy depending on their methods of preparation and ingredients....   [tags: nutrition, fat, fast food, health, weight, diet]
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Junk Food and Obesity in America - Many Americans today want to make their fast paced lives as stress free as possible by finding alternatives to cooking in junk food, a type of unhealthy food that most Americans enjoy eating because it is cheap, quick, tasty, and convenient. Fries, chips, cakes, burgers, pizza, cookies, and sodas are all junk foods that can be found in the homes of most Americans. Throughout the decades we have become fond of this type of food without realizing the many harmful effects it has. The high amount of calories in the food and lack of exercise has led to a increase of obesity in the citizens of the United States....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, American Diet] 587 words
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Sin Taxes on Junk Food - Every year Americans spend hundreds of billions of dollars on junk food. Junk food is so termed because it is high in sugar and fat and is low in other nutrients. American obesity, which afflicts about one in three people, reflects this phenomenal consumption level. The problem is only getting worse (“Number of Overweight Children and Adolescents is Rising” 6). The rising obesity rate leaves politicians and health care officials alike scrambling for a solution to reverse the trend. Some propose that this be accomplished through taxation of the principle culprit....   [tags: Health Care]
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Banning Junk Food in Schools - Ban Junk Food Junk food. Is it the responsibility of schools to ban junk food and promote a healthy lifestyle for children of all ages between 6-18. Yes, yes it is. In my opinion schools promoting a healthy lifestyle is as important as the children’s parents’ responsibility. Schools have as much impact in that department as children are fed during school hours. When talking about school we think of children learning different subjects, history, math, science and etc. I think learning about health and healthy life choices is as important as any other subject, and that should not just be restricted to classrooms....   [tags: health, nutrition, children] 701 words
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School Cafeterias: Regulating Junk Food - The prevalence of childhood obesity in the U.S is at an all-time high with nearly one-third of all children and adolescents now considered overweight or obese (Ogden 2011). The argument as to whether or not schools should be able to sell junk food is a highly controversial topic. More than half the population in each school in the U.S purchases lunch from their school cafeteria. Also, many students in elementary schools don’t know the difference between the right and wrong thing to eat so they rely on their school to feed them....   [tags: childhood obesity]
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Healthy Food is Better Than Junk Food - Your complete name Instructor’s name Course name Date Healthy food is better than junk food We are living in an age of MacDonald, KFC and star bucks where it becomes too hard to resist the tantalizing offers of pizzas, burgers, French fries and other appealing stuff these food chains have to offer. The healthier alternatives of food, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meat and whole grains are too unappealing to ignite such a craving and finally preference for eating. However, increasing obesity among teens, heart problems, eating disorders and new researches call for our attention....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Excessive Advertising of Junk Food is Adding Fuel to the Obesity Epi - Excessive Advertising of Junk Food is Adding Fuel to the Obesity Epidemic I distinctly remember watching Fruit by the Foot commercials as a child. Not just what the commercial showed, but the feelings it evoked in me. In the commercial, the boy unwrapped the snack with a look of excitement on his face. He unrolled it and started rolling it up and down, as if it was a yo yo. Then it was utilized as a jumprope. The boy danced around, using the snack as a prop. He flung it up and down and all around him, his smile staying the whole time....   [tags: health, marketing, food]
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Should Selling Junk Food in School Canteens Be Banned? - Junk food has often been associated with the rise of childhood obesity problems in Australia. Over the past 3 decades, the nutritional values of food consumed by young children in Australia have declined dramatically and reached a critical rate (Tran 2005). Nevertheless, the direct cause of health disorders remains questioned by concerned public. Several experts claim that moderate consumption of junk food can actually contribute to healthy eating diets. On top of that, school principals voice out their concerns about losing the source of income by not selling junk food....   [tags: Health] 844 words
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Why Junk Food Ads Should Not Be Banned - The government has tried and tried to take away our basic rights, hide stuff from us, and are now trying to ban junk food and fast food commercials. I think junk food commercials should not be banned because the government should not have the power the sensor what we watch. It is discrimination towards the companies that pay to put their product on television but no longer can because they are blamed for the nation’s problems. Finally it would take away jobs. It is the parent’s choice if they want to but the product....   [tags: commrercials, parents, fcc, ]
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Advertising Junk Food to Children - Advertising Junk Food to Children This essay will discuss whether the advertisements of junk food are reasonable to advertise and are there other aspects that help obesity to develop in children. Increasing rates of obesity appear to be common to the process of industrialisation and have been linked with many factors, including a more sedentary lifestyle and diets high in fat and sugars and an abundance of food....   [tags: Papers] 2810 words
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Junk Food Lurking In Schools: Can It Be Stopped? - When you send your children off to school, you might worry about bullying or about their academic performance, but you generally don’t consider their lunch-time meal to be a potential problem. Now imagine, for a moment, your son or daughter is given the option between a juicy cheeseburger with greasy French fries and a healthier chicken salad. It’s a no-brainer what choice they will make. Now, stop imagining because you don’t have to. Instances like this are a reality everyday in many school cafeterias....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Billions In Tax Dollars Subsidize The Junk Food Industry - With the concern over obesity in this country, especially childhood obesity, who except for the beverage industry would not be concerned that our taxpayer dollars are going to subsidize one of the most high empty calorie food items on the market. Over $4 billion taxpayer dollars are used by the government to pay for sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) this last year for SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps). SNAP stated goal is to provide nutritional food support for the 47 million low income people it serves....   [tags: Food Stamps, SNAP]
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Junk Food Advertisements During Children's Programs - It has been recently reported by the Martens and Schneider (Guardian, 2009) that billions of pounds are spent every day by the junk food companies on persuading children to consume their products. In addition, an American study shows that during Saturday morning, when children are more likely to be watching, one food commercial is shown every eight minutes and which considered an alarming rate (Bell, 2009). Should government allow these companies to advertise their products on television during children’s shows....   [tags: Health/Nutrition] 1354 words
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Eating Processed Food is Bad for your Health - ... Can become unsafe and can lead to high cholesterol. Like me when i was 10 my doctor told me that i was having high cholesterol because i was eating too much cheetos, drinks, gum, candy,and he told me that was unsafe for me too eat a lot of that, because you can weight gain, obesity, diabetes,over time than occasional visits. In the past few years people, have notice a dramatic change in their diets. Now in days people from the United States eat more fast food then back in the past. People are thinking that fast food has gone too far they think is now a big problem to their health....   [tags: bacteria, junk food, obesity] 773 words
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Overview of the Healthy Food for Healthy School Act - It was lunch time and students walked into the cafeteria to purchase lunch. A wide variety of food was placed in front of them to choose from ranging from pizza to burgers to bags of chips and chocolate bars. Their choices were endless up until a new reform took over and enlisted new changes. The Healthy Food for Healthy School Act was placed on September 1st, 2008. Its policy entailed schools to practice healthy eating where they would be “dropping trans fat from food and beverages sold in schools and establishing mandatory nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in schools” (Ontario Ministry of Education)....   [tags: healthy lifestyle, junk food]
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Comparing and Contrasting Fruits and Junk Food - Comparing and Contrasting Fruits and Junk Food To many people, especially children, the word snack implies thoughts of chocolate and sugar; however, in the early twentieth century, people relied on fruits to fulfill their desire for a between-meal snack. It was even a privilege to some children to receive an apple or a banana from their parents as an after-school snack. Unfortunately, children today prefer junk foods like candy bars. However, popular preference is not always the best way to go....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 455 words
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Healthy vs. Fastfood in Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? by Mark Bittman - In “Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?” by Mark Bittman, argues to change people thinking on fast food because Bittman claims that healthy food is essentially cheaper than fast food. To help support Bittman’s claim he uses many different rhetorical strategies in his editorial. Bittman begins his article by giving the person who reads a few statistics about the price of fast food as of today at high quality restaurants like McDonalds. The title of the editorial correspondingly states a disagreement which he illustrates the illustration of ordering from McDonalds, where he then demonstrates that cooking ourselves is inexpensive....   [tags: home meals, addictive, habits]
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We Should Tax Sugary Drinks and Other Junk Food - Have you ever thought about obesity in America and how to reduce it. Marlow and Shiers state in their viewpoint article, " Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta estimate that obesity now accounts for 9.1 percent of all medical spending-$147 billion in 2008 (Marlow and Shiers)." This means that nearly ten percent, 147 billion dollars, of medical spending in the whole United States is caused by obesity. Not only does it account for almost ten percent of the medical budget, obesity is rampant in children these days....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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Dangerous Substances in Fast Food - Society is like bamboo; it is constantly growing and expanding. With this change, society has an ever-constant worry of making the tedious tasks in life, such as getting food, as swift as it can possibly be. This drive for acquiring food quickly goes hand-in-hand with producing it as quickly and efficiently as possible. There are burgers that have been microwaved and served to people. Next, there are fries that have been preserved and then fried in oil so they can be acquired quickly. No one questions how the food is made, or what is put in it; it’s just inhaled by the population meals with a blissful ignorance....   [tags: health, obesity, junk-food]
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Healthy Food vs Unhealthy Food for Our Children - We have all been there, on the couch with remote in hand and flipping through the channels on your television. Suddenly stopping on a channel displaying a portly child no older than 5 years old, but still appears to be the size of a grossly overweight 8 year old. You can’t help but stop and feel woeful as you focus in on the story being told about this poor child that suffers from extreme levels of obesity, and the limits to daily activities which a normal child of such age group could participate in....   [tags: child obesity, junk food, health risk] 957 words
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Sexual Dancers, Slang, and Cheap Junk Food - In 2009, Burger King unleashed a new commercial for its collection of bizarre fast food advertisements. Before this one, most of their sexually appealing takes were intended for an older audience. The “Spongebob Got Back” commercial, however, advertised the 99 cent kids’ meal. The commercial aired on television has a longer version on YouTube. It begins with the screen centered on the burger king, with three females behind him in brown shorts, a white shirt, and socks to match Spongebob’s attire....   [tags: Gender Discrimination, Advertising]
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Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser - Fast Food Nation Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser was overall an alarmingly convincing tale. Schlosser’s ability to subtly drop facts regarding the negative aspects of the fast food industry that so profoundly swayed the reader wa extremely effective. Schlosser did not come out and state his opinion bluntly at any time throughout the novel. Instead, he would incorporate the right facts here and there to persuade the reader to feel the same way about the fast food industry that he felt: negatively....   [tags: book analysis, junk food]
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From Junk Food to Good Food: Building Advocates to Change the Perception of Frito-Lay Snacks - Overview and Research: In 2007, Frito-Lay enlisted the help of Zocalo Group/Ketchum, to help reinforce their motto “good food for the fun of it.” Frito-Lay is the company behind many popular chip brands such as; Lay’s, Fritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, Doritos and SunChips. In 2008, the company was 63-years-old and its products had a reputation of being junk food. (Public Relations Society of America) According to A Tradition of Health and Wellness, Frito-Lay had made many efforts to make their products healthier....   [tags: healthy, opinions, consumers] 1637 words
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Obesity in Children Across America - Obesity in children across America has become an increasing public health concern. Obesity has been identified as an epidemic that is plaguing our children in the United States. In some countries around the world children are dying of starvation everyday. How can this happen when here in America the opposite is a major problem. This is not to say that in America there are no hungry or starving children. It has been proven that our children suffer from obesity, and “children who are overweight or obese as preschoolers are five times as likely as normal-weight children to be overweight or obese as adults” (“Hope”)....   [tags: junk food, diabetes, cancer]
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The American Diet and Obesity - In the 1960’s, the average American weighed twenty five pounds less than they do today, but height may also play a factor as well.(McKinzie) It is said that the average male and female are anywhere from and inch to two inches taller than they were fifty years ago.. Is diet to blame. Or is it simply the different lifestyle America lives today. The hormones given to the animals today are horrible, and then we go eat these animals. Obesity has more than doubled in America since the 1960’s, putting Americans at the top of the chart.(Avena) With two-thirds of U.S....   [tags: junk food, unhealthy habits]
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Junk Food: Can What We Eat Change How We Behave? - Junk Food: Can What We Eat Change How We Behave. Ice cream, chocolate, McDonald’s hamburgers, potato chips, and hot dogs, all symbolize a taboo in our society. Honey, wheat germ, fruit juices, and sprouts, take on a certain manna in our society. For years, our society has been involved with a health food movement. We are carrying this movement with us to every new day, every new year, and now into a new century. As we go into the new century, "our emphasis, is on "wellness" and prevention rather than on illness and curing" (Dubisch, 1999, p.325)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Essays Papers]
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Know What You Consume: Label Prepared Foods - We live in a time where obesity rates in America seem to just keep skyrocketing. Fast food restaurants can be found on nearly every city block across the country; and with many utilizing misleading advertisements, it can be difficult for an individual to distinguish junk food from what’s genuinely healthy. For instance, a McDonald’s restaurant doesn’t emphasize what is in their unhealthy meals; instead, they appear to focus more so on commercial advertisements showcasing happy families and attractive, physically-fit people eating burgers....   [tags: obesity, junk food, fast food ]
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Obesity is a Widespread Epidemic - ... A student’s mood plays a large role in the amount of effort they will put into their schoolwork as well as their concentration levels. However, their mood can be easily affected with their sugar balance (Fobbester). “Since the brain depends on an even supply of glucose it is no surprise to find that sugar has been implicated in aggressive behavior, anxiety, depression, and fatigue” (Fobbester). It has been clearly shown that with excessive sugar in the bloodstream there are many detrimental affects on the body and brain....   [tags: junk food, fast food, diabetis]
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School Junk Food Reduces Health of Students - School lunch started out as a program to help students focus on studies by getting the best nutrition from a meal at school. According to Julie Lautenschlager, in the book Food Fight, during World War Two, students were having issues with bad nutrition (61). There was a need to improve the overall health and ability of a student to concentrate during class. Lunches started out costing one penny. By the time I got to grade school, lunch was $2.00, and my mother laid out that money for me to take each day....   [tags: School Lunch Program 2014]
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Teen Obesity: A Public Health Crisis - Teenage obesity is a major public health crisis nationally and internationally. “In 2012 the percentage of adolescents aged 12­19 years were obese.The increase of teenage obesity in 2010 to 2014 was from 5% to nearly 21% in the United States” (Flegal,2013). Teenage obesity is a serious problem in the United States and needs to be addressed. Causes Teenage obesity is caused by numerous of things such as a person’s lifestyle, eating habits, and environment. No single factor or behavior can cause obesity....   [tags: junk food, overweight, eating behaviors]
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Nutrition at School is Important - ... Schools that follow the Hunger-Free Kids Act gain an extra six cents back for each meal they provide (Hinman). Schools already get paid back and they get six extra cents back for every meal they follow the guidelines making it cheaper for the school if the eat healthier it’s a win-win. In Wilson County Schools they have programs that have the district provide meals for students at no cost the more students that participates the more revenue the schools get from the Hunger-Free Kids Act (School Maintain Meals Programs)....   [tags: junk food, school meal program]
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Eating Disorders: Unhealthy Eating Habits - Worldwide more than one billion people are overweight and more than eight-million people suffer from eating disorders (Adriaanse, Ridder, Evers 1; Smith 9). Most people aren’t extremely fit. Everyone has some problem with food, to an extent. For most people the problems are under control, but this is not the case for everyone. Unhealthy relationships with food can have serious consequences. Unhealthy eating habits can contribute to these consequences. One common unhealthy mannerism that many people don’t realize they have is the tendency to eat emotionally....   [tags: emotional eating, junk food, chips]
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Naked Lunch: Comparisons of Documentaries Super Size Me and Forks Over Knives - Documentary films have become a very popular in the last few years with the success of Michael Moore’s films fueling interest to learn while being entertained. Two filmmakers have benefited from this new interest in the non-fiction film movement, including directors Morgan Spurlock and Lee Fulkerson. The two filmmakers both made documentaries regarding healthy eating, or the lack thereof, in North America. Spurlock’s film, Super Size Me was about a healthy man who wanted to see what would happen to his body if he ate nothing but items from McDonalds for an entire month....   [tags: obesity and junk food in America]
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Living Life in a Better, Healthier Way - ... The old food pyramid suggests that we must take most carbohydrate and least fats in each of our meals daily but the new healthy eating pyramid recommended us to eat less foods at the top part of the pyramid ( salt, sugary drinks and red meat ) and eat more from the bottom part ( whole grains and vegetables ). Next, the new healthy eating plate suggests us to fill half of plate with vegetables and fruit, a quarter for whole grains and the rest is healthy protein. Remember to start our days with a smart breakfast....   [tags: junk food, Malaysians in the US] 1778 words
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Obesity in Hong Kong - 1. Introduction: In Hong Kong, the problem of obesity is quite serious. According to the Population Health Survey 2003/2004 commissioned by The Department of Health, around 18% of the population aged 15 and above were overweight and around a quarter of the population were obese. [1] In spite of this, in order to tackle this problem effectively, the causes of the problem will be evaluated and the different preventative measures will be suggested in this report. 2. Main reasons for obesity in Hong Kong: 2.1....   [tags: junk food, unhealthy habits] 592 words
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Obesity and Overweight - Have you ever gone to the store and nothing you tried on fit you right. How would you feel if people made fun of you because you were overweight. Have you ever felt like you can’t do certain things because you are overweight. How would you feel if you looked at a fashion magazine and you know you could not wear the outfits advertised in them. Many people in our society feel this way every day. It is becoming a major problem for Americans, our life styles, the food we eat are all things are contributing to this problem....   [tags: diabetes, eating habit, junk food, genetics]
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Obesity: A Blame Game - Obesity has become an epidemic that has evaded the proper public informing. It is a lifestyle choice not a disease. It has become a huge issue in America and is one of the most difficult public health problems the United States has ever faced. It is unlike any classic disease or plague that is caused by a deadly viruses or bacteria chain. It cannot simply be treated by a vaccine and there are not many promising medical treatments that have become known to the public that can help deal with this issue....   [tags: unehalty lifestyle, junk food, smoking]
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Junk Science by Lee Ann Fisher Baron - In Lee Ann Fisher Baron’s “Junk Science,” she claims that the “food industry with the help of federal regulators” sometimes use “[a science that] bypasses [the] system of peer review. Presented directly to the public by…‘experts’ or ‘activists,’ often with little or no supporting evidence, this ‘junk science’ undermines the ability…[for] everyday consumers to make rational decisions” (921). Yet Americans still have a lot of faith in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to a 2013 Pew Research study, 65% of Americans are “very favorable” or “mostly favorable” of the FDA....   [tags: food industry, food labels, misbranding]
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Influences of Advertisements on Children's Food Choices - In today’s society children have an unhealthy outlook on the foods they desire due to the many different influences on their choices. Advertising such as television, radio, news, and commercials have many negative advertisements persuading children to consume the unhealthy foods shown. Foods advertised during prime-time programs for children are often high in fat and sugar, and low in fiber and nutrients. Healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, milk, and low-fat items, are rarely advertised leading children to desire those less than the unhealthy foods shown....   [tags: food consumption, overweight or obese] 943 words
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The Relationship between Food Choice and Stress - ... Therefore in this essay the following question will be answered, if stress has any influence on the food choice women makes based on the research conducted by Summar Habhab Jane P. Sheldon, Roger C. Loeb and how stress affects the function of hormone serotonin. Body: The method of this experiment: The experiment conducted by Summer Habjab, Jane P. Sheldon, Roger C. Loeb made high and low stressing conditions to test if the food choice among the 40 women differs if they were placed in different stress leveled environment....   [tags: influences, food, fat, obesity] 835 words
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What's Bad About Fast Food? - ... This article presented to me by renee jac on 2/10/2014 on the reality of producing these grease filled pink patties. Food these days need to be stored for longer periods of time from studies shown subway eggs have ingredients of glycerin which is a solution in car manufacturing. Studies shown the pink paste like substance making all of are food these days is left over bones and carcass processed into this paste then formed with food coloring and artificial flavors to look brown like a chicken patty and have crunch like it was nice and dandy....   [tags: circulatory mal functions, food deception]
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People Who Live in Food Deserts in America - America is by far one of the wealthiest and most powerful nations worldwide. But to be such a powerhouse and beacon of some much opportunity, The United States is struggling to provide families with the sufficient amount of food. The parts of the country that lack adequate food supply are known as food deserts. The term food desert can be used when describing areas with limited resources and little to no access to fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products. Affordable and nutritious food is almost impossible to gain access to in food deserts....   [tags: cardiovascular disease, food restaurants]
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The Harmful Effects of Fast Food on a Society - Throughout the ages, fast food has played a major role in our society in both positive and negative ways. It has boosted our economy and been a part of American and worldwide culture for decades. Despite all the positive effects fast food may have, the method of manufacturing fast food is often forgotten. The processed food is made with harmful bacteria and mixed meat that negatively is affecting America without many people realizing it. Companies are using clever advertising methods to reach out to young kids which does not only develop bad habits at a young age, but intoxicates their health as well....   [tags: Economy, Culture, Fast Food Industry, Health]
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Is America Taking it too Far by Blaming Fast Food for High Obesity Rates? - In 2013, a poll was taken making the United States the second fattest country in the world, following Mexico (NYPost, “Mexico Beats US to be World’s Fattest Country-”). So the questions stands, is America taking it too far by blaming fast food for the obesity rate. After all, It is the individuals choice where, and what to eat, but on another note, fast food restaurants have a very appealing way in getting buyers, and basically tricking society into eating processed junk food that is high in calories and fats....   [tags: fast food, obesity, healthy food]
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Sugary Beverages and Junk Foods are Causing Obesity in Mexico - ... At the equilibrium of Qe the social benefits of consumption are less than the marginal private benefits and social costs which shows that society is benefiting less than the actual consumers of the good. Society would benefit where MSB = MSC, at this point we have eliminated the external costs. Without any government intervention in the fast food/sugary beverage market, resources are over-allocated at Qe, which creates spillover costs equal to the distance between the marginal social benefit and marginal private benefit....   [tags: obesity rates, mexican government] 760 words
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The Fast Food Industry - The Fast Food Industry There are many arguments whether we are better off living with or without the existence of fast food. It is true that there are many reasons why it is good having fast food chains around us, but at the same time, it isn’t that good either. In this article, I will talk you through whether society is better or worse off with the existence of fast food. The example of fast food chain I would be using for this article will be McDonalds....   [tags: Fast Food Industry] 696 words
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The Fast Food Culture is Detroying America - The typical American diet, with its emphasis on fast food 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....   [tags: Fast Food Research Paper]
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Fast Food Chains Have Brainwashed Children and Parents - “They convinced our mothers that if a food item came in a bottle -- or a can or a box or a cellophane bag -- then it was somehow better for you than when it came to you free of charge via Mother Nature....An entire generation of us were introduced in our very first week to the concept that phony was better than real, that something manufactured was better than something that was right there in the room.”  --  Michael Moore, Here Comes Trouble -- So cheap, so convenient, and so comforting – qualities so alluring, it is easy to disregard the life threatening nature of fast food....   [tags: Fast Food Industry 2014]
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Analaysis of Healthy Food: You are What you Eat - When was the last time you walked into McDonald’s and chose to order a Garden Salad instead of a Big Mac. If it has been a long time, do not worry; most people cannot even remember what their last healthy meal was. In fact, if you had a Big Mac someday just one month ago, that would make you only the 27 billionth person to bite into a juicy robust beef patty back at the moment. Ironically, this vast number of junk eaters is not aware of the health-wrecking decision they take when they stop by McDonald’s for lunch one day after another; or is that not the case....   [tags: healthy meal, fast food, mcdonald's]
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Drawbacks of an Unhealthy Food Tax - Taxes have been around for thousands of years. Their main purpose has always been to raise money for the government or those who were in charge. Today, many people want to use taxes for a different reason and some have already done so. Some people want to use taxes to prevent people from buying certain items, specifically unhealthy foods. Many health conscious people will talk about the many benefits of taxing unhealthy foods, but they tend to leave out the drawbacks of taxing such things. The drawbacks include the large opposition to this tax, the economic impact, as well as the consequences of charging people more for food that was originally considered low in price....   [tags: Taxing, Governments, Raising Money, History]
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Fast Food and Its Effect - Fast food raises a great number of disputes, contradictions and viewpoints of its negative effect on population. Researchers argue that fast food nutrition lead inevitably to increased child and adult obesity, a number of serious diseases, to mental problems and decreased interest in sport activities. Why do people like fast food. The answer is simple: fast food is provided with tasty elements that make people eat mainly junk food. Eating patterns have changes leading the nation to degradations in such a way....   [tags: atherosclerosis, fat substances] 539 words
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Strategies for Children with Food Allergies - Caring for a child with food allergies is arduous for parents; from label reading, cross contamination, to stress of family and friends who are not understanding, and the stress of when the allergen is ingested. The immediate response is the most important, but parents and children of food allergic families generally also deal with emotional issues. Although it may seem like a big task, all caregivers, teachers, and health professionals should know how to take care of children with food allergies, watch for signs of anaphylaxis, and know how to treat it for the safety of all children with food allergies....   [tags: label reading, cross contamination, stress]
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Fast Food The Slow Poison -                                                 “Fast food 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 fast food....   [tags: obesity, excess calories, risk]
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Fast Food and Personal Responsibility - Fast Food and Personal Responsibility A response to Ninos P. Malek Fast food is one of the most controversial topics; most people tend to blame fast food industries because of their obesity or a disease they got, and never hold responsibility for their own action. In this article “Fast Food and Personal Responsibility” (2003) which was written by Ninos P. Malek, Malek tries to argue and show people that it’s not entirely the fast food industries’ fault that people are obese or sick . He argues using 3 different supporting examples; first he says that, “High school students blaming their poor diets on school cafeteria” (Malek, 2003, p.309)....   [tags: response to article author Ninos P. Malek] 716 words
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Food Stamp Program Reform - The federal Food Stamp Program is an assisted nutrition program that helps millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families (United States Department of Agriculture). This program gives its recipients extra money each month to try to help them have better food security. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is also the largest program in the federal safety net (United States Department of Agriculture). In Ohio’s Appalachian counties, there are 515,300 recipients which is 25.4% of the population (Job and Family Services)....   [tags: socioeconomic politics and policies]
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The Healing Powers of Food - As a child, many people have come across the expression, 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away.' At first, it may seem like just a catchy phrase, but researchers have now been able to prove why this statement holds truth. What many individuals do not know is that there are foods that can ward off an array of illnesses; therefore, taking it easy on those expensive visits to the doctor’s office. A Greek philosopher named Hippocrates who is known by many people as the father of modern medicine once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” (Cleary, Dworkin-McDaniel, Gordon, Foltz-Gray, and Gower 12)....   [tags: Health ]
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Food Inc: Eating Organically - I will be writing in my book report on Food Inc about how the food industry is not really telling us what is in our food and how we don’t know much about the food we buy and eat. I was in shock because I try to avoid eating junk food or fast food, and after reading the book I realize I could still be eating junk food, if I don’t learn more about what I am buying. I will be writing about how the food industry can get away with murder and not have to pay for it. Also on how the government is not regulating them as they should....   [tags: Literature Review] 1292 words
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Fast Food and Obesity - $100 billion is the amount of money that Americans spend on fast food each year (Ichikawa). Americans spend less money on higher education, new cars, or computers when compared to fast food (Ichikawa). Fast food 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)....   [tags: unhealthy habits, bad nutrition]
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What is Study Food? - Study Foods is a new retail company that will provide niche marketed goods comprising of a variety of specific study foods that is easy to access, in demand, and competitively priced. Study Foods will be an unincorporated partnership with a strategic goal of expanding and introducing a larger range of products and also expanding into an incorporated public business. Study Foods will provide a wide array of competitively priced nutritional snack packs for the target market consisting of people aged 18-25....   [tags: target market, nutritional snacks] 2797 words
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Unhealthy School Cafeteria Food - Of all of the problems that dishearten children today, the one that bothers them the most is being unhealthy. Five out of six students from the Manalapan Englishtown Middle School agree that there should be a change in the schools' cafeteria foods; they came up with a solution to help kids be healthy. Unhealthy foods should be eliminated in schools for many reasons. First of all, kids concentrate better when they are healthy. Being healthy helps children to concentrate better because if they are healthy in the inside and the outside, they will not have to worry about their health or how they look....   [tags: School Cafeterias, diet, ] 1179 words
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Negative Effects of Fast Food Consumption - How many days a week do you have fast food. Once. Twice maybe. In the world we live in today it’s common to have fast foods three to five times a week. In school cafeterias, children are exposed to these kinds of meals everyday, increasing the chances for health consequences and cutting off space for their true performance. According to Oxford dictionaries, fast foods are defined as “easily prepared processed foods served in snack bars and restaurants as a quick meals or to be taken away.” This meaning may sound harmless but the truth is that everyday more and more kids are living the consequences of our poor nutritional system....   [tags: aggressive conduct, poor academic performance] 844 words
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The Long Term Effects of Fast Food - In 2004 6.8 million Canadian adults from the age of 20 to 64 were overweight, and additional 4.5 million were obese. Now, there are several reasons why more than 11 million Canadians are overweight, but undoubtedly a key factor is fast food. Canadians should stop eating fast food, because if they do their health will improve, their will save money, and reduce their carbon footprint. It is quite will known that that fast food is junk food, and daily consumption of junk food will have detrimental affects on one’s health....   [tags: Health, Wellness, Canada, Obesity] 560 words
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Documentary: Food Inc - ... 3. Loving Animals to Death In the cover story, “Loving Animals to Death” by James McWilliams, it discusses how important it is to know where you get your meats from. For example, Bob Comis of Stony Brook Farm is a different type of a professional pig farmer, in fact, the good kind. He believes it's important that the animals he has should be raised with dignity and not unfairly and crudely. Although Comis' believes what he does for a living is wrong, he does it because it's what we all enjoy eating regardless of how much we truly know about it....   [tags: corporations and their profits] 1280 words
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Your Local Predator: Fast Food - Your Local Predator: Fast Food As the fast food empire grows ever so large, parents are lacking the authority to take it upon themselves to protect their brethren from this unforeseen menace. People in the drive-thru line are there because they are willing to compromise healthfulness for convenience and taste, which at the time seems worth the trade. Parents really need to control their child’s eating habits until they are capable for judging for themselves. Do you really think that fast food is worth all the damage that it will do, and has done to your body....   [tags: health, fat, confidence]
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Regulating the Developments of Fast Food Chains - “One small bite for man, one giant problem for mankind.” Numerous Americans today are affected by the vastly growing number of fast food chains. These chains serve unhealthy items at a costly price. Many health issues concern more than 35.7 Americans and cause them to become unhealthy or obese due to fast food. This causes many problems such as obesity rates proliferating, the damage it has on your health, and the high price of cheap food. Those are the main reasons as to why the government should slowly reduce the future developments of fast food chains to help benefit people’s health....   [tags: unhealthy, obese, incentives]
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Linking Childhood Obesity to Fast Food - “I’m Lovin’ It.” This slogan has become one of the most recognized in both the United States and in the world. Our nation has slowly gravitated towards fast food, allowing for a new industry to explode and expand over the past few decades. This monumental fast food industry has become a symbol of America and our diets. Fast food is convenient, quick, and cheap, requiring hardly any effort. It is the perfect formula for our fast-paced nation and suffering economy. The problem is shown through our sky-high rate of obesity....   [tags: Obesity in Adolescents] 1701 words
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Persuasive Speech: Do Not Eat Fast Food - Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade the audience not to eat fast food. Relevance: You all have probably experienced fast food sometime throughout your life. Credibility: The first thing that comes to mind when mentioning fast food is greasy, oily, unhealthy garb, yet most of us consume junk food on a daily basis anyway. There are over 300,000 different fast food restaurants in the US. People frequent them because of convenience (quick and usually cheap). In such a fast-paced society, people are eating more fast food than ever before (Stefanov, Sebastien)....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]
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Fast Food is Bad For Humans and Other Living Things - “Grab and Go!” shimmer windows of many fast food restaurants in the new XXI century. “It is really comfortable and it saves time”, my old neighbor whispers to me as a secret. “Today is my birthday. Let’s go to McDonalds and order cheese hamburgers and fries!” – My niece is screaming with delight in her face. Finally, really big hamburger appears in TV screen during commercial and looking juicy with fresh green salads forcing every one of us to feel hungry. However, fast food restaurants serve not only food lacking of vitamins and nonnutritive value, but also are responsible for endangered species, biodiversity reduction, worsening human’s health, and risk to run out of natural food and medic...   [tags: Health, Nutrition]
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Low Income Families Living in Food Deserts - Many of the people living in food deserts are people with low income. These low-income families often turn to the junk food provided at the convenience stores and fast food restaurants because it is all they can afford. Socio-economic status is a defining characteristic of food deserts. Food deserts are most commonly found in areas dominated by minorities and low-income families. Studies show that wealthy areas have about triple the amount of supermarkets as poor urban areas do. In addition to this, predominantly white communities have about 4 times as many grocery stores as predominantly black ones do....   [tags: fats, sugar, southern los Angeles]
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Fast Food Restaurants Aren’t to Blame for Obesity - ... One high-level food industry executive worker said, “Higher sugar, fat, and salt make you want to eat more. The food industry tries to hit the “three points of the compass”’(Kessler 26). Our food is designed to turn us into endless eaters. It is also designed with chemical flavors to make it hard to resist. These chemicals are in almost all processed food (Kessler 91). For example, a frozen chocolate drink has a chocolate flavor that explodes on your tongue. It has very little cocoa powder, a form of chocolate....   [tags: overeating, exercise, sleep]
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The Obesity Epidemic: Fast-food Companies Are to Blame - Obesity has become an epidemic in today’s society. Today around 50% of America is now considered to be over weight. Fast-food consumption has been a major contributor to the debate of the twenty-first century. Chapter thirteen, titled “Is Fast-Food the New Tobacco,” in the They Say I Say book, consists of authors discussing the debate of fast-food’s link to obesity. Authors debate the government’s effects on the fast-food industry, along with whether or not the fast-food industry is to blame for the rise in obesity throughout America....   [tags: Obesity in America]
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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal - In the book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser talks about the working conditions of fast food meat slaughterhouses. In the chapter “The Most Dangerous Job,” one of the workers, who despised his job, gave Schlosser an opportunity to walk through a slaughterhouse. As the author was progressed backwards through the slaughterhouse, he noticed how all the workers were sitting very close to each other with steel protective vests and knives. The workers were mainly young Latina women, who worked swiftly, accurately, while trying not to fall behind....   [tags: Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation Essays]
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