Furthermore, I explained how the environments of people can cause obesity. Being in a city full of fast food places is impossible to drive past everyday without getting urged to buy something to eat. Plus people can not give up on the opportunities fast food grants by their low prices and how people can get more money for their dollar. Fast food never looks disgusting, it is always looking so nice and delicious. Lastly, I stated how the parents and school influences children to eat fast food more.
A family can load up in a vehicle and be at the nearest Burger King in approximately thirty minutes compared to waiting an hour or longer for a home cooked meal. While going out is easier than cooking, fast food prices are rising like everything else in this economy. Even though the prices are continually rising, fast food meals are typically enough to fill a person up. Fast food is sustaining food, which may make a person wonder what is actually in it. “Food-borne illnesses caused by bacter... ... middle of paper ... ...ed food, because these will have a negative effect of your health” (Pritchard).
A number of calories of fast food have a huge impact of energy (Smith, 2013). Comparing between two children, one of them eat fast food and the other did not. The results show children who eat fast food gain more energy than who did not (Bowman, Gortmaker, Ebbeling, Pereira & Ludwig; 2004). Many people think there is no difference between fast food and food cooked at home. Also they prefer fast food more than home food (Mancino, Todd, Guthrie & Lin; Oct, 2010).
Everything in moderation is fine, The Nutrition Profiling Index (NPI) and the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative’s (CFBAI) are institutes ensures the fast food industries are ensuring the healthiest possible meals. Since 2010 there has been a concern about potential negative effects of fast food marketing on the diets of children and teens. More than one-third of youth consume, including 33% of children (ages 11) and 41% of teens (ages 12-19).7 compared to, 36% of adults who consume fast food. Furthermore; one-quarter of teen visits to fast food restaurants were for an afternoon snack, much higher compared with all other age groups. Consuming fast food increases daily calorie intake by 126 calories for children and 310 calories for teens, as well as sugary drinks, total sugar, saturated fat, and sodium.
“Cost saving gives fast food an e... ... middle of paper ... ...d. In conclusion, fast food has many benefits such as saving money and save time, but it still can cause many healthy problems. People have to understand how to choose their foods and they can choose the food from healthy menu or the calories chart to reduce the chance of getting healthy problem. If people who live with family, they can spends more time to eat dinner at home instead eat fast food for dinner. Also, having dinner at home with family is cheaper than eat fast food. Everyone should eat least fast food and start eating healthy.
Yet, the human population can decide to buy food that is fast and unhealthy before considering to eat an at home nutritious meal. Processed food and fast food are high in both sodium and sugar. In terms of people knowing the consequences of eating unhealthy, they would rather choose a poor habit. In the article “Top 11 Reasons for Fast Food’s Popularity,” the article states “Studies show that people prefer food that is inexpensive, convenient, and rather buy food instead of eating a cooked meal.” Food that can be brought in less than ten minutes to eat is what causes people to eat out a majority of the
This box is supposed to fill up an entire family and the cost is only $9.99. When I was doing my own research, I found that when walking into a local supermarket like Sack N’ Save, an entire meal for one day is more expensive than the Dinner Box from McDonald’s. Like most grocery store that sells produce, it costs more than $9.99 to fill up a family of four. With the new dinner box available, families have the accessibility for cheap and fast meals for dinner. According to Allan Smith, the author of "How McDonald 's Plans to Profit From Its $9.99 Dinner Box", McDonald’s may lose profits but they don’t care because all they want are customers walking through the door, buying their food (para.
Is fast food to blame for more obese Americans? Fast food restaurants advertise all their ingredients in plain sight. They provide healthy options to their more popular foods such as grilled items, skinless options, low calorie/no calorie beverages, and small portion orders. Most obese Americans are overweight because they are uneducated about the dangers of fast food. Once they learn about eating healthy, managing overweight issues becomes more elementary.
Almost everyone has eaten fast food at some point in their lives, but not everyone realizes the negative effects some fast food can have on our nutrition. My family especially is guilty of eating unhealthy fast food meals at least once a week because of our budget and very busy schedules. In Andrea Freeman’s article entitled, “Fast Food: Oppression through Poor Nutrition,” She argues that fast food has established itself as a main source of nutrition for families that live in average neighborhoods and have low-incomes. Freeman begins the article by explaining how the number of fast food outlets is beginning to grow in poor communities because of the cheap prices and quick service these restaurants are famous for. The overabundance of fast
A family of five can easily eat at McDonald’s for $20-$25, while going out to a real restaurant would be around $50 or more. Fast food restaurants know that keeping their prices low will encourage customers to keep coming back. Parents know they can rely on fast food restaurants for cheap meals for their kids and if they go often enough, kids are being exposed to addictive foods, causing obesity. Although fast food is cheaper, the prices add