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Junk Food Is A Favorite

- Junk food is a favorite in this society. Fast food restaurants make it easier to grab food on the go. The greasier or sweeter food is the better. But junk food and sugary has caused many health problems. If there was a junk food tax, the government was target foods that contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, foods that the main source is salt, energy drinks, caffeinated beverages and foods, and soft drinks with high sugar content.(Todorova, Elena 1.1-1.4) I believe adding taxes to junk food could help the decrease many health problem, but I will do more research before I make a decision....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Food, Tax]

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Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

- Letting Go of Junk Food As many people lead busy lives, the immediate availability of such things as fast food, or junk food, have led most to seek convenience in food rather than emphasizing nourishment. The “on-the-go” attitude towards food that many people readily defend as being cheaper and more convenient has allowed us to become self-enablers to unhealthy habits. A large majority of the popular arguments for eating fast food or junk food are merely excuses to knowingly consume unhealthy food....   [tags: Nutrition, Cooking, Food, Junk food]

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Unhealthy Eating And Junk Food

- Unhealthy Eating. What is junk food you might ask. Well it is food that lacks nutritional value and frequently high in calories, sugar, or fat. Junk food is also more convenient and takes little to no time to prepare. When you mix unhealthy eating with junk food together you get one of America’s most leading causes of death today, and surprisingly not only in children but in adults as well. Americans think a good healthy meal is a greasy double cheese burger with a medium fry and a large diet coke on the side....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Food, Obesity]

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Junk Food : A Fast Food

- For my project, I decided to give up junk food. For junk food, I made an effort to include fast food, soda, chips microwaveable meals, etc. About halfway through the project, I felt the term junk food was a little too broad. It was also a little unethical for me because of my work schedule. I work in the mall, and often times I’m working a double shift, 10am – 9pm. Not often do I bring lunch because of limited resources at home. With that being said, restricting fast food would mean that days throughout the week I wouldn’t eat for as much as twelve hours....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Fast food, Hamburger]

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Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

- A professional cook and award-winning cookbook author, Mark Bittman, in his article, “Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?”, which was published by the New York Times, he discusses and persuades his readers to cook a meal is indeed cheaper than buying fast food. Bittman purpose of this article is to explain the advantages of cooking at home and “the truth behind fast food”, such as it is not healthier and it is more expensive. The author does that by using logos, pathos, and ethos to help create an aggressive tone and support his claims that fast food is not good for you....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Cooking, Junk food]

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Junk Food By Judith Warner

- The essay Junking Junk Food by Judith Warner, brings to the audience 's attention the wicked problem of how there has been a decline in Americans health. Warner’s information speaks loudly about the effects of the government trying to limit types and amount of food we consume as a nation. The Obama administration tried to enforce a healthy lifestyle among the citizens by focusing on the youth and taking away sugar options for them. These efforts by the administration are being mocked by Warner because without the government controlling what we eat, we cannot make the proper decisions ourselves....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food, Health]

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Bad Eating : Junk Food

- Bad Eating Junk food is what we are calling the new normal way of eating today. Most families live in a food desert. Once that was not the case when most families like yours and mine had home cooked meals all the time. Most mothers in those days stayed at home, but now times have changed. When teaching kids how to eat a plethora of various colors of healthy foods, we are teaching them proper nutrition and how to be successful as they 're growing up. This does not mean that they are poor and or low income, it mostly depends on what part of town they are living in and how far a distance to a local grocery store or a mega grocery store that must travel....   [tags: Nutrition, Cooking, Junk food, Supermarket]

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Junk Food : Not So Convenient

- Junk Food: Not So Convenient Junk foods and fast food: society 's best friend but also its worst enemy. Everyone enjoys a little snack here and there and that snack is usually some sort of junk food or fast food. The reason behind people eating this food more than healthy food is because it 's cheaper and it 's convenient. The foods are typically ready on demand while healthy foods take preparation. Most likely, the healthy foods would be chosen over the fatty foods if they were cheaper in price and more readily available....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Snack foods, Inflammation]

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Junk Food By Judith Warner

- The essay Junking Junk Food written by Judith Warner, brings to the audiences attention the wicked problem of how there has been a decline in Americans health. Warner’s information speaks loudly about being forced into a healthy lifestyle by the Obama administration. The Obama administration tried to enforce a healthy lifestyle among the citizens by focusing on the youth and taking away sugar options for them. Warner, puts her voice into this by mentioning the system during the world war when the soldiers had to eat overseas so there was less food consumption in America, which helped stop over consumption of food....   [tags: Nutrition, Personal life, Junk food, Obesity]

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Food Good Vs. Junk Food

- When it comes to your health, who do you listen to, your body or the experts. Do you consider food that have harmful effects on our body “bad food” or “junk food”. Well graduate student from Bowling Green State University, Mary Maxfield recommends that we need to listen more to our body then we do the experts. She also says that we should label food good versus bad instead of the word “junk food”. While journalist Michael Pollan argues that our body is not always correct and that’s why we should leave it to the professionals....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Food, Junk food]

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Junk Food Or Wholefoods?

- Junk food or wholefoods. Freedman convincingly argues that hitting the drive-thru may be a better choice for you and your pockets, rather than spending hours and all of your hard earned cash at a whole foods store. That may sound ridiculous to most people because they’re under the impression to not eat fast food because it is not good for you, while that may be true, neither is the advertised “healthy” foods. Many people assume that fast food is overall worse for you than say ‘WholeFoods’. Freedman on the other hand would like to prove that to be not so true....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, French fries, Fast food]

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The Extraordinary Science Of Addictive Junk Food

- “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food” by Michael Moss addresses many issues with big companies and their thought process. Although Moss neglects to show the things that companies do right or do because the consumer desires it. He doesn’t bring to light the different options that big companies put out that are healthier for the consumer. Moss does a good job of pointing out what he believes to be the short coming of big companies towards their consumers. Are big food companies meeting our needs or creating them for us....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Junk food, Flavor]

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The Civilised Truth About Junk Food

- The civilised truth about junk food When I think about it no one talks an awful lot about the dangers of junk food consumption and just how dangerous it is for us. I think it’s time to take stand loud and clear. And really get to grips with what we are trying to achieve with these quick energy releasing meals that are thought to be 100 percent natural looking have we ever thought about a burger or do we just look at the soft golden brioche roll and the tender chicken inside carefully placed in the bottom section....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Junk food, Eating]

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The Effects Of Junk Food On Eating Habits

- In modern day society, eating habits have completely changed from what they were in the past. More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. Regularly eating junk food can cause many negative repercussions including weight gain, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. Even though junk food tastes good, it is not nutritionally balanced and can affect a person’s health negatively primarily by excessive weight gain, illness, and health issues. Andre F. Smith, author of Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food, defines junk food as, “ those commercial products, including candy, bakery goods, ice cream, salty snacks, and soft drinks, which have little or no nutritional value but do have ple...   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food, Fast food]

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Argumentative Essay : Addicted And Junk Food

- Addicted to Junk Food We all need to adopt a conscientious effort to educate ourselves on what we are putting into our bodies. Nearly all pre-packaged and fast foods, that are tasty to us, are also unhealthy for us. When I am hungry and on lunch break at work, I’m usually looking for something quick and ready to eat that will sustain me throughout the day. Most us are busy and have no choice but to eat junk food. This is where one of the problems originates from. Incidentally, healthy foods are much more expensive....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Junk food, Fast food]

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The Effects Of Junk Food On The Body And Brain

- The Effects of Junk Food on the Body and Brain Since industrialization in early America, the food industry has been growing, and with the development of prepackaged foods and fast-food chains, having snacks at your fingertips is a luxury that seems convenient and beneficial… until one considers the effects of junk food on the body and brain. Generally, junk food is characterized as food with high fat and sugar content and minimal nutritional value (Karimi-Shahanjarini et al., 2012). In modern day America, it is common to arrive home from a long day at school or work and grab a conveniently prepackaged snack to quiet your munchies and calm your nerves....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Human brain, Hypertension]

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The Effects Of Junk Food On The United States

- All around the world, countries follow different ways of living, ranging from religion to culture to education. One of the most evident flaws within the United States of America is what Americans eat: junk food. Junk food is anything edible that contains an excess amount of unhealthy components, such as carbohydrates, fats, sodium, and other nutrition values. While there are many ideas to eliminate the American junk food problem, an imposed tax should be added to junk food, as well as furthering education regarding wellness, to ultimately create a more organic country, and eventually, planet....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food, United States]

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The Extraordinary Science Of Addictive Junk Food

- In the United States, asking people to have a healthy diet can be a challenge for most. It is hard to have a healthy diet when there are fast food restaurants on every street that people walk by. Not only that, but if a person walks into any grocery store more than 50% of the products in the store will be junk food. These two factors make it a challenge to maintain a healthy diet. In the article “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food,” Michael Moss exposes the various ways junk food corporations make products tasty and appealing to consumers....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Healthy diet, Junk food]

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Junk Food Is Unhealthy Long Time Ago

- Junk food has been proven to be unhealthy long time ago. Junk food started to grow more and more recently and spread fast all over the world. Junk food reveals any food with high calories and low nutritional value. A big problem with junk foods is that satiation value of them is low, that means people need to eat a large amount of that unhealthy foods to feel full. So it is like eating a lot of poisons for a long time, what do you think the result will be on the health condition of the humans. Another problem of junk foods tend to replace other healthy foods; people who drink a lot of soda there is no room for healthy natural fruit juice in their stomach, people who are snacking on cookies,...   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Obesity, Atherosclerosis]

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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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Junk Food And Its Effects On The Human Body

- “Our Greatest Enemy” Food is source of fuel for the human body, like water and air it allows humans to live, but what happens when food becomes our enemy. People try to eat healthy, but the food that is considered junk food is usually are white bread, crackers, sweetened pastries, sweetened carbonated beverages and frozen foods these are very unhealthy snacks for the human body. Junk food makes the human body weak and inactive compared to other foods that will give energy such as vegetables and fruits....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Fast food, Coca-Cola]

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How Junk Food Can End Obesity

- Journalist, David H. Freedman, and author of How Junk Food Can End Obesity, dedicates an article to address the situation regarding the wholesome food movement. In his writings, he points out that although this new phenomenon brags about healthier foods being made available, there are some faulty aspects within the cause. Many loyal fast-food customers are put off by the anouncement of healthier menu items, while health fanatics are raving about restaurants catering to their needs. There are two types of consumers in the world of food; both of which are blind to the opposing sides’ work ethics....   [tags: Nutrition, Fast food, Junk food, Restaurant]

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Banning Junk Foods Should Be Implemented Because Junk Food

- Ban the Junk Imagine a lunch room serving pizza for breakfast, processed nuggets for lunch, and vending machines serving calorie packed pop, crunchy cookies, and gooey brownies. Although this may sound delicious, these foods are extraordinarily unhealthy. Eating high-calorie, low-nutrient dense foods leads to obesity, disease, and addiction to sugar. The people affected by this issue are children who go to schools that serve empty calorie lunches and breakfasts. Many health professionals are for banning junk food from schools, while others are begging to keep the tasty treats....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Food, Junk food]

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Costs And Benefits Of Increasing Junk Food Taxes

- Costs and Benefits of Increasing Junk Food Taxes Raising food taxes is the topic of the editorial article “Slapping a Tax on Junk Food is Still a Bad Idea” written the Globe and Mail. The writer states that raising taxes is not the answer to decrease high obesity rates and instead suggests that moderation and lifestyle are key to enjoying food. The editorial also acknowledges the increasing amount of attention we give to this problem now that it has grown larger and more complex. Also, an increase of taxes ultimately allow the consumers to have the last say in what they consume....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food, Health care]

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The Correlation Between Junk Food And Obesity Among Fifth Grade Children

- Summary: Ashlesha Datar and Nancy Nicosia’s article describes their research on the correlation between junk food and obesity among fifth grade children. The experiment controlled the children’s B.M.I. when entering the school, and then continually took note of it throughout the duration of the year. During the year, the amount of junk food available for purchase would be controlled and adjusted to collect data, such as the student’s weight, test scores, and engagement. The source states that there is no firm connection between the points of unhealthy food, and high B.M.I....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Eating, Health]

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Analysis Of Michael Moss 's The Extraordinary Science Of Addictive Junk Food

- Stacey Avelar Expository Writing Professor Raia-Hawrylak 8 September 2015 The Lure of Junk Food In Michael Moss’ “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food” he argues that companies have a huge influence on what consumers purchase and have been successfully able to get people addicted to junk foods because one’s willpower does not overpower their lack of adequate information and time, vulnerability to manipulative marketing and formulation of products, and their socioeconomic status. The pace of life correlates with our endeavor to achieve success and upward social mobility....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Food, Snack foods]

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Should Colleges Ban The Selling Of Junk Food And Drinks On School Campuses

- Should colleges ban the selling of junk food and drinks on school campuses. This is a very controversial topic because many people believe that there is nothing wrong with having junk food on campus. Junk food is referring to chocolates, chips, and sodas. Although that’s what some people believe, the government has a different opinion on it. They believe that schools should offer healthy and nutritious snacks, but the cost to offer all the healthy food is going to depend on the school to pay for it....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Obesity, Public health]

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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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The Unhealthy Food Companies Should Not Stop Feeding People Junk Foods Companies

- Monopoly Unhealthy food companies will not stop feeding people junk foods until people decided to start to make time for their healthy diet and buy the healthier alternatives. Junk food companies know that they need to target most of the population: The busy people in the workforce and people in poverty. Because both population will have limited amount of time and choices to buy the healthier alternative. Processed food companies have great influence in the media and advertisement ,which is why they can attract the customers to buy and maintain presence....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Health, Obesity]

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Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

- Mark Bittman’s article “Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?” tells about how people are not really getting their money’s worth when it comes to consuming junk food. He does this by showing the differences between ordering a meal at McDonald’s and cooking a meal at home. The twenty-eight dollars that is spent to feed a family of four at McDonald’s can be put to use making a meal that could last for a couple of days and feed more than four (Bittman 660). Engineered to be addictive, hyper-processed food has a taste that makes people wanting more....   [tags: Food, Nutrition, Cooking, Food science]

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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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The Extraordinary Science Of Addictive Junk Food

- The sole purpose of a company is to offer goods and services while making a profit. If people have a liking for food products with so many unhealthy items and are willing to buy them, the companies have no obligation to reduce the amount of added ingredients. The companies aren’t the ones forcing the public to overeat. However, these companies shouldn’t market their products to people who they can easily exploit like children and those who are penurious. Michael Moss, author of the article “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food” interviews several people who worked for certain big brand companies and gives us an abundant amount of information on how the food companies make and mar...   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Flavor, Food processing]

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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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Why Junk Food Should Not Be A School

- Why Junk Food should not be in Schools There is a global crisis arising from the poor eating habits which the majority develop at an early age, and stick to, for the rest of their lifetime. Every year, many individuals lose their lives from the complications related to poor eating lifestyle such as obesity. The schools are the foundation of every discipline and lifestyle that people adopt, and so for the nation to have a healthy lifestyle free from health related complications, the first and foremost step, is to avoid junk food in schools such as soda, candy, and cakes among others....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Hypertension, Fast food]

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Why People Buy Junk Food

- To start, one of the most obvious reasons people buy junk food is that it is so convenient. If you travel the length of the Post Road in Orange alone you will pass countless drive thrus and other fast food joints. Starting from the milford border, near the mall, you can see Mcdonald 's, Sonic, Hometown buffet, Dunkin donuts, and Chipotle, all without even moving your feet. If you take the short drive, about a minute, you will also see Boston Market, Taco Bell, and Subway, who contrary to public belief is not as healthy as you might think....   [tags: Nutrition, Glucose, Food, Sugar]

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Junk Food And Competitive Fast Foods

- Should Junk Food and Competitive Fast Foods be served in Public Schools. As their bodies cry out for sustenance, our children are passing by a troth of junk food dispensers, becoming like sheep led to the slaughter, or fattened cows that know not of what is to come. The availability of junk food that is being served in schools has brought on a deluge of health issues not seen until this day. To save cost, public school systems have contracted out and subsidized their food programs with vending machines and competitive fast foods such as: Subway and Little Caesar’s pizza....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Fast food, High school]

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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]

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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]

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Target Behavior : Reducing The Amount Of Junk Food

- Target Behavior: My intended target behavior is reducing the amount of junk food I eat. Currently, there’s not a day that goes by where I do not consume chips or sweet, or any kind of unhealthy snack. When it comes to studying or being stressed out, I’m always turning to junk so the house is always filled with junk food. Other times I won’t get three meals into my daily routine, and end up chips or any type of junk goodies in replace of a meal. By the end of this project, I’m hoping not cut out junk food completely out of my diet, because I think that’s a tad bit impossible rather reduce my intake by at least 70%....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Eating, Goal]

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Is Junk Food The Only Factor Causing Obesity?

- Over the years, when dealing with obesity on a domestic and national scale, junk food consumption is often regarded as the one and only factor causing obesity. Yes, clearly, junk food is a major factor and should be regulated considering how it adversely affects the people and the government of any society. From health care bills to reduced labor force. But the big question is; is junk food the only factor causing obesity. And why does the government have a streamlined view on such a complex issue....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Fast food, Body mass index]

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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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Imposing A Tax On Junk And Fatty Foods

- determine if imposing a tax on junk and fatty foods is the right thing to do. This report analysis both the pros and cons of imposing a tax, as well as a financial and ethical considerations when determining the final outcome. Both the pros and cons were analyzed but one decision seems to be the clear choice. Situation There has been an ever-increasing concern on obesity and overall health especially towards the next generation. There has been a steady increase in obesity from “2003 to 2014 with men obesity and overweight rate rising from 57.3 percent to 61.8 percent and woman 41.3 percent to 46.2 percent” (Ferrers, 2015)....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Health, Revenue]

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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]

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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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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]

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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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Why Schools Should Not Serve Junk Food

- There is a global crisis arising from the poor eating habits which the majority develop at an early age, and stick to, for the rest of their lifetime. Every year, many individuals lose their lives from the complications related to poor eating lifestyle such as obesity. The schools are the foundation of every discipline and lifestyle that people adopt, and so for the nation to have a healthy lifestyle free from health-related complications, the first and foremost step, is to avoid junk food in schools such as soda, candy, and cakes among others....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Hypertension, Health]

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Analysis Of The Article ' How Junk Food Can End Obesity ' By David Freedman

- Published In his article “How Junk Food Can End Obesity”, David Freedman begins by talking about how misinformed people are about wholefood restaurants and stores. These stores are run by so-called health food experts. Freedman makes himself distinguishable himself from the position of Michael Pollan and his adherents. His adherents are known as Pollanites. They are the people who believe that processed food is the reason we have health and obesity issues. He brings up the phrase small elite minority to talk about how Pollanites think they are better than everyone else....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Food, Restaurant]

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Fat Tax On Junk Food And Soft Drinks

- In recent years, obesity has been a huge problem in our society and even after Americans have become aware of obesity it still has not disappeared or shown a major decline in obesity rates. For the same reason, the government has taxes on tobacco to discourage the usage of smoking and the same thing can be done to junk food and soft drinks in order to lower the percentage of the population that is obese. Most people argue that a fat tax on junk food and soft drinks will affect the poorer population as they spend a greater part of their income on junk food compared to the rest of the population, which is true with the cigarette tax as well that over the long-term the policy will make up for t...   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Healthy diet, Tobacco]

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The Obesity Rate Is Not The Price Of Junk Food And Electronic Devices

- In a perfect world, each person would be fit and beach body ready all the time, but sadly in the United States that is not the case. The government and other organizations have stressed the importance of being healthy and the serious dangers that come with being overweight, yet the obesity rate continues to climb. The price of junk food and electronic devices, such as cell phones, is steadily declining while the price of healthy food and fitness machines are constantly on the rise. For example, a salad at McDonalds is more expensive than several burgers that are sold there....   [tags: Obesity, Exercise, Physical exercise, Health]

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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]

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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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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]

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The Truth About Food And Food

- The Truth about Food Local grown fresh produce is more beneficial to society than fast food or mass produced food. Buying locally will bring a higher quality of life for many generations to come by having a cleaner environment and enhancing the community. Fast food is killing society and causing a plaque of obesity which causes other health problems. Buying local fresh food is a much healthier choice for children and adults alike. Fresh food will also boost the economy through creating jobs and educating the population....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Hypertension, Junk food]

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Food Foods : Food Products

- Junky Food Products Over the years purchasing “bad” food items has increasingly become a significant part of the American lifestyle. In 1970, there were about 30,000 fast-food restaurants in the United States, that number increased to 222,000 by 2001. This growing trend is concerning as many health consequences come along with a diet full of unhealthy foods. Unhealthy food businesses are dominating the food industry to a great extent. But all this comes at the cost of health and well-being of millions of consumers....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Junk food, Fast food]

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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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Analysis Of Michael Pollan 's ' Escape From The Western Diet ' And David Freedman 's How Junk Food Can

- Michael Pollan and David Freedman are two reputable authors who have written about different types of food and why they are healthy or why they are damaging to our health. Michael Pollan wrote “Escape from the Western Diet” and David Freedman wrote “How Junk Food Can End Obesity”. Imagine Pollan’s idea of a perfect world. Everything is organic. McDonald’s is serving spinach smoothies and Walmart is supplying consumers with raw milk. The vast majority of food in this world consists of plants grown locally, because almost everyone is a farmer in order to keep up with supply and demand....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Organic food, Michael Pollan]

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Fast Food And Food Is A Natural History Of Four Meals

- A More Practical Approach to Solve U.S Obesity Issue Wholesome food or processed food. People always face this food selection problem in daily life. Michael Pollan promotes the wholesome-food movement as a solution to address obesity issue in his book The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. However, the author of the article “How Junk Food Can End Obesity”, David H. Freedman holds different perspective in which he thinks reducing calories in processed food to make it healthier should be the feasible approach instead to solve the U.S obesity problems....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food, Food]

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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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The Problem Of Food At Campus Cafeteria

- With the development of education and the expansion of the college, an increasing number of colleges have their own campus cafeteria. Although it’s a good deed for college to develop campus culture and increase economic benefits, at the same time it also exposes some problems. Sometimes some campus cafeterias ignore whether the food is healthy and nutritional for students. At the OU campus cafeterias, there are just a few healthy food could be chosen, and the types of vegetables and fruits are too few....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Junk food, Food]

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Food Companies Should Not Be Banned

- Food, water and oxygen are the most essential things humans need in order to survive. Food and what society perceives to be food has changed drastically. “Real food” used to be home cooked meals and now fast food is being accepted as real food. Fast food and junk food are affecting the lives of millions and not in a good way. People are becoming addicted to these types of food and changes need to be made in order to protect the most influenceable and vulnerable, the children. Food companies should not be allowed to advertise their products to children because just like Tobacco companies, their products are harmful, can become addictive and ruin a child’s future....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Food, Advertising]

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Food And Its Influence On Us

- Food and its Influence on Us For many of those who have come across the book In Defense of Food Michael Pollan, the readers may already have been influenced in many ways that have changed their lives forever. In most cases there are quite a few people who read this book and have no influence at all, these are the ones who are just left hanging and even more confused as they were before even reading the book. The book is written for a wide variety of audiences that have to comment on everything Pollan includes in his book, because his words are so powerful it makes people think deeply about what’s really going on with our food and who is to blame for it....   [tags: Nutrition, Eating, Junk food, Food]

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Eating Processed Food is Bad for your Health

- Eating processed food is bad for your health. Because Junk food is food that is calorie-dense and nutrient poor. Fast food have increased dramatically, with 25 percent of people now consuming predominantly junk food diets. Back in the 90’ people use to be healthier because they ate less calories. Not like now in the present we eat more fast food than any other countries. It was better in the past because people justo eat grain a lot and vegetables and be much healthier than now days. People need to stop eating too much fast food because is becoming unsafe and can be dangerous to eat now....   [tags: bacteria, junk food, obesity]

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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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The Fast Food Industry Is A Bunch Of Lies

- The fast food industry is a bunch of lies. In Mark Bittman 's article “Is Junk Food Really Cheaper,” he says that fast food is not the way to go. He talks about how lower income families have to resort to the “Cheaper” fast food they can afford. Is fast food truly cheap. Bittman does not think that fast food is cheaper and I agree with him. Bittman says that choosing fast food over a home-cooked meal is horrible. He talks about how society nowadays thinks that it is cheaper to go through fast food restaurants than make your meals at home....   [tags: Food, Nutrition, Junk food, Cooking]

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A Proposal For Improving Our Food Supply

- A policy to improve our food supply The greedy government gives us options and we choose from those very few options, we don’t get exactly what we want/need we only get as much as they feel like giving. We should be able to get better quality of food, and I agree with Berry that we as the people of the government consuming these goods should get more involved and start raising questions. Do you know what you really are buying, eating, drinking. That would be a definite no because food labeling is not always 100% true....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Junk food, Health]

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Low Income And Household Food Patterns

- Upon reading this fascinating article called, “The Relationship between Low Income and Household Food Patterns in Canada,” individual readers may became enlightened on how to be more food savvy about low income families that suffer from ongoing food epidemic complications (problems): In addition, there is some evidence to suggest that the adoption of healthy eating patterns is complicated for low-income Canadians by the higher costs of some recommended foods25. Although the lack of national intake data hampers the ability to make comparisons between lower- and higher- income groups, analyses of household food expenditure data provide valuable insight into food expenditure and economic cond...   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Food, Junk food]

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Food Restaurants And Fast Food Places

- The food served in restaurants or fast food places, a great number of times, is fairly unfit for people. The portions they serve are too large and the food is filled with empty calories. It is surprising that a law has not been made that entitles restaurants to have a listing next to their menu of the correct portion sizes and the total of calories put into it. This ensures awareness to those who consumes their food and to choose the healthiest item for them to eat. That way they don’t feel so guilty for what they put in their mouths if the information was given to them....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food]

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Fast Food Restaurants Should Be Regulated

- While Americans frequently eat at fast food restaurants, most people do not know the harm it could be causing to their bodies. Obesity causes many illnesses, many of which are fatal, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. According to Jeffrey Friedman, “The United States is rapidly becoming the most obese nation in the world with nearly 300,000 deaths each year” (Friedman 594). Although lack of exercise and people opting for computers over outdoor activities contribute to the obesity epidemic, one of the main contributors to obesity is Americans’ frequent use of fast food restaurants due to the unhealthy nature of the food, which is often fried and accompanied by soda, and the lack of...   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Sugar, Junk food]

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Food And Its Effects On Children

- How is food advertised. What kind of food is the most advertised?Who do the food industries target when they advertise their food. Food is advertised in many different ways whether it is through social media, ads, television commercials, at schools, on public transit, and so forth. Most, food that is being advertised is food that is high in sugar, processed food, high in carbohydrates and fast food. All of these foods are very unhealthy to the children in society and as the years go by more children are being diagnosed with childhood obesity....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Marketing, Infomercial]

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The Food Industry

- The food industry in this day and age is a vicious cycle, built to take our money in exchange for another meal on our belts, literally. Successfully profitable corporations made the decision to replace the quality of their product with the amount of profit made by selling us “cost efficient” goods that benefits their bank accounts, but not our health. The cycle impacts not only our health, but the temperature of the Earth and other countries. It can be prevented or even stopped. But only the government has the power and influence necessary to change anything, and as soon as someone with enough power is convinced to pass a law or suggest passing a law to their superiors, the companies that...   [tags: United States, Fast food, Junk food, Food]

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The Obesity And Unhealthy Food

- Cardiovascular and unhealthy food Junk food has little nutrition but high calories and other unwanted ingredients: like fat, cholesterol and sodium(Pollan,2013). As globalization and urbanization deeply influence people?s lifestyle, middle class workers and low- income class are struggling with their living standards. The cheap food is more attractive than organic food to them, when these workers want to deposit their salaries to prepare later life. While these workers have low nutrition and high calories food excessively, they share the higher rates of coronary heart disease(Smith, 2006)....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Junk food, Epidemiology]

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Obesity On The Fast Food

- It has become common today to dismiss the topic of obesity due to the fast food diets. In discussions about obesity, one controversial issue has been the effect fast food restaurants have on health. Many people today do not want to realize how badly fast food affects the human body. They also do not want to accept the fact that obesity has become such a major problem in today’s world. “Today, one in three adults is considered clinically obese, along with one in five kids, and 24 million Americans are afflicted by type 2 diabetes, often caused by poor diet”(Moss 477)....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Health, Junk food]

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The Culture Of Food Industry

- In societies around the world, food represents far more than satisfying an unavoidable physical need. It connotes each society’s personality and values. Food is an expression of each nation’s culture. Brillat-Savarin, one of the most influential gastronomes of all time said, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” Food represents more than a nation’s cuisine, it exemplifies a country’s identity and nature. A lot can be said about American culture by examining the hamburger, the dish that globally, best represents its culture....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Obesity, Health]

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Writing An Essay About My Food Preferences

- Thin Pickings I can honestly say, I never thought I would ever be writing an essay about my food preferences, even though it is something in my life I have always been in question or thought about. I love food, but my relationship has been a little shaky with it through the years. This has made my food preferences fluctuate a lot, however my relationship with these food preferences have no doubt morphed me into the person I am today. Personally, I am currently a fan of a lot of vegetables, meats, cheesy, and hot foods....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Eating, Junk food]

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Fast Food And A Food Restaurant Really Cheaper Than Making A Meal At Home For Your Family?

- So is going through the drive thru of your favorite fast food restaurant really cheaper than making a meal at home for your family. In today’s time it has become more relevant to get what is more convenient and cheapest regarding to food. People are less concerned with the health benefits, whether that means going by McDonalds for dinner than making a home cooked meal or eating junk food than a healthy alternative snack. People are doing what seems to be the most convenient and inexpensive route, but the problem is that Americans lack knowledge regarding junk food and real food which is interfering with their health....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Cooking, Junk food]

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