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Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

- ... He compares “a typical order for a family of four [at McDonald’s]—for example, two Big Macs, a cheeseburger, six chicken McNuggets, two medium and two small fries, and two medium and two small sodas . . .” which could cost about twenty-eight dollars, to a much healthier home cooked meal of a “roasted chicken with vegetables along with a simple salad and milk”, which would cost around fourteen dollars and reasonably feed four to six people (660). As one of five children of a single mother, I have been highly involved in planning monthly food budgets to feed six people as well as preparing meals....   [tags: Nutrition, Cooking, Food, Junk food]

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The Effects Of Junk Food On Eating Habits

- ... According to research conducted by the University of Cambridge, lab mice have also shown degrading health when in the presence of short duration diets such as fast food. Since 1970, the number of fast food outlets as well as the number of obese people in America have doubled(Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)). The cheap junk food will not outweigh the costs of medical fees associated with health problems caused by junk food and malnutrition in diets. In 2008, diabetes related medical costs were estimated at 69 billion dollars, while medical costs associated with obesity were approximately 147 billion dollars....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food, Fast food]

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Junk Food Is Unhealthy Long Time Ago

- ... So controlling the prices of healthy foods to be suitable for all people make good nutrition available for everyone. Adequate diets mean decreasing the epidemic of those serious diseases, and stopping the spread and break the bad sequences that may happen. Long-term exposure to junk foods that are full with chemicals like additives, preservatives have led to chronic illnesses difficult to treat. Also, the chemical added to junk foods are tasted unique and made millions of people becoming addicted to them and are available everywhere for example in restaurants, cafes, lunchrooms (The Denver Post 2012)....   [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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Analysis Of Michael Moss 's The Extraordinary Science Of Addictive Junk Food

- ... In 2011, The New England Journal of Medicine revealed that the potato chip, the largest weight-inducing food, makes the perfect addictive food due to its “coating of salt, the fat content that rewards the brain with instant feelings of pleasure, and the sugar that exists not as an additive but in the starch of the potato itself” (Moss 273) In addition, Eric Rimm, an associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, publicized that “the starch, in turn, causes the glucose levels in the blood to spike” (Moss 273) which triggers cravings....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Food, Snack foods]

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

- ... Many parents and faculty members believe that schools should have improvements in the systems for healthy food. According to the article, “Why are schools selling junk foods to kids” it states American students suffering over obesity in schools. In other words, reasons for the obesities is because of vending machines and junk food on campuses. Having junk food is a win-win situation because we, the students get to eat the junk food, and the school is getting money to fund the school. According to “Prevention Institute,” kids get up to 50% of their total caloric intake at school, making the school environment a critical venue for promoting and supporting healthy eating....   [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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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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Why People Buy Junk Food

- ... Everything on the inside, twelve or so aisles, is pressed. It is true that not all processed foods are bad; they could be something healthy like whole wheat just to give one example. Unfortunately however the majority of processed foods are high in sugar and fat. A study conducted in New Zealand found that “almost 85 per cent of packaged foods on supermarket shelves are classified as being ‘ultra-processed’ - foods”(Tapaleao). The convent stores and the big food corporations make it convenient for the consumer to purchase pressed itimes by, filling more than half the store with them, making them easy to buy unlike produce which must be weighed, and making them easy to consume, open the b...   [tags: Nutrition, Glucose, Food, Sugar]

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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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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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Imposing A Tax On Junk And Fatty Foods

- ... Retrieved March 28, 2016, from http://blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea/2010/09/29/junk-food-tax-or-health-food-subsidy-which-results-in-healthier-food-purchases/ In addition to making it easier to eat healthy, imposing a tax on junk food can increase government revenue. When looking at other countries who have tried imposing a tax on junk food we can see that they have raised a substantial amount of revenue from this tax. In 2011, Denmark motioned to put a tax on unhealthy foods and in that year alone “ raised about 200 million dollars” (Leech, 2013)....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Health, Revenue]

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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]

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

- ... Working out has been shown to fix specific mental health issues. One mental issue that working out has been proven to help is the severity of depression. Members of the Department of Physiotherapy at Lund University have conducted research on physical exercise and depression. Sebastian Eriksson and Gunvor Gard, members of the medical faculty, have found that, “Depression is a widespread health issue with a lifetime prevalence of 17% currently affecting more than 121 million people” (1). They have also found that, “Physical exercise can be an effective treatment against depression....   [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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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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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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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 Food Industry

- ... They must work long hours or multiple jobs to support their family, or maybe just themselves, and have no time to cook. Besides, health- promoting, organic food costs much more than stopping at fast food place. “The prevalence of obesity is already high in today 's rich countries, and population growth in rich countries is low or even negative, so there is less room for a future obesity increase.In today 's developing and transitional countries, in contrast, populations are larger overall, they are growing much faster, and the prevalence of obesity in these countries is just now beginning its rise....   [tags: United States, Fast food, Junk food, Food]

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The Culture Of Food Industry

- ... From food to technology, Americans are prone to reflexively select the most convenient, opportune choice. Businesses such as the weight-loss industry make the best of this vulnerability in American society. This can be observed in a trend that can be called “convenience dieting”, where weight-loss companies shamelessly advertise fast and easy ways for losing weight to naive customers misled by detrimental food and health stigmas that have been cultivated by the media. What these customers fail to realize, is the power that America’s instant-gratification culture has on them....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Obesity, Health]

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Writing An Essay About My Food Preferences

- ... My obsession with these junky and sweet foods shaped my identity. Much like junk food, on the outside, I maintained a very sweet composure. I always made sure that my parents saw me as the perfect child, the one who just did everything right. However, on the inside, junk food wasn 't as sweet as it seemed to be. I had a very devious side of trying to get what I wanted when I wanted it, and sneaking around to get it if I had to. I wasn 't particularly good at it, for I usually felt bad after I did it....   [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?

- ... They rather do what is easier and more comfortable for them. Instead of justifying the bad habit, individuals should make a conscious attempt in making meals. Planning meals ahead of time and intentional putting time forward to do this for their well-being. While it may seem that going for convenience and cheap is the right option, it’s actually the reasoning behind obesity, lack of healthy lifestyles, and the increasing of addiction to processed foods toward the body. The continuation of consuming the hyper-processed food, triggers neuroaddictive responses in the brain that is related to drug addiction (Bittman662)....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Cooking, Junk food]

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Should Fast Food Be Banned? Schools?

- ... One of the many reason is because having a poor diet leads to health complications. It’s very important to encourage healthy eating early on in childhood and to start teaching kids the importance of a balanced diet. Fast Food does exactly the opposite, most of the food is high in fat, and has high calorie counts and sodium levels. All of which can be harmful to a person and lead to serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, juvenile diabetes and obesity. Food high in calories and fat can lead to weight management issues which may cause an onset of more serious conditions....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Junk food, Obesity]

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Fast Food Restaurants Should Not Be Held Accountable For One 's Obesity

- ... In “Preventing Obesity,” Mantel observed that in New York City the percentage of grown individuals who noticed calorie data increased, and 25 percent of those people also said it made an impact when selecting their meals. On average, however, sharing the amount of calories per meal did not make a difference (page 805). Since the measured amount of calories per meal is being provided, it becomes simpler to determine what item to order and how much of it to ingest. Twenty-five percent of people surveyed allowed the data to leverage on their choice of meal, this shows how simple changes restaurants have made can have a strong effect on consumers....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Food, Junk food]

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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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Fast Food And Unhealthy Diets

- Do you think our country would be healthier if we were able to spend less money on good foods and more on junk food. Would our citizens have a lower chance of being obese if we had drive through fruit stands that served salads on the dollar menu rather than burgers and fries. In the last hundred years alone, our world has invested more money into greasy fast foods than they do in healthy and organic farm foods. Not only has it increased the chance of becoming obese, but unhealthy diets have increased diseases and deaths due to being overweight....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Fast food, Healthy diet]

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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]

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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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The Marketing Of Fast Food Towards Children

- ... Many of the food choices that these children make will leave long-term effects on their health and well-being. The marketing of fast food towards children is a big factor when it comes to childhood obesity. The percent of obese children has increased among children fivefold since 1970. The junk food companies create commercials and advertisements that are aimed directly towards to younger children. The goal of these companies is to get the children to recognize these brands so they will ask their parents for them....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Childhood obesity, Marketing]

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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]

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Factors That Influence A Person 's Food Choices

- “I don’t like my peas.” Highlight and discuss five factors that influence a person’s food choices. With the changing times, the food habits of the general population has changed and cooking is seen as a daily chore rather than a healthy lifestyle (Andrew, 2014). Fast food has been around for decades and has grown over the years especially after the 1950’s. There are a variety of factors that influence a person’s food choice such as advertising, family and home environment, schools, convenience and workplace....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Health, Food]

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The Effects Of Fast Food On Our Health

- ... Most people see the preparing food at home is hard and they need time to make a meal, and maybe it is expensive sometimes. Another reason why people choose fast food instead of preparing food at home that each neighborhood has at least two fast food restaurant nearby them (Mancino, et al, October, 2010). For example, children eat at least on hamburger from McDonald’s every day and they consume 12% of harmful calories according to National Center for Health Statistics (Szabo, 2015). When children return from school, they directly go to fast food restaurants that are nearby their home....   [tags: Nutrition, Hypertension, Obesity, Junk food]

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Food Is A Big Part Of Everyone 's Life

- ... We are all everyday people not big time Ceo’s who are crazy rich. He didn’t look sloppy, but he made me feel like he was an everyday working class person trying to help better our futures through food. You could tell he knew his audience because of the way he spoke as well. He did not use big fancy words that would confuse everyone; he put everything in laymen’s terms. He made it simple and to the point. He did not cite any sources during his speech but he did use sources. He started with a graph that showed heart disease and cancer at the top of the leading causes of death....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Health, A Great Way to Care]

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Obesity : The Fast Food Industry

- ... Increased calories of course. Lets use a Big Mac meal for an example.Myfitnesspal states that a Large Big Mac meal is 1,350 calories, and the Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet ("Calories in Mcdonald 's Big Mac Meal").Because the portion is so large, the calorie count is also exceedingly large. One large portion or large meal is the equivalent to more than half the amount of suggested daily calories One must take into account when additional meals and snacks are added, the total calorie count will far exceed the recommended daily count of calories....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Big Mac, Junk food]

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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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Fast Food Makes The World Go Round

- ... You never know if you may be eating a piece of an old friend. A shift in diets all around the world have increased in energy-dense foods. These foods are high in sugars and fast, but are low in minerals, vitamins and etc.. Another problem with fast food is its reasonable low prices. Fast food is almost like a trap because of its prices, locations, how easier it is to purchase and how tasty it may be for some people. Fast food restaurants are pretty much at every corner. According to google maps, there are close to 50,000 fast food chains all across the United States....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Fast food, Junk food]

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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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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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The Crisis At Hand : Obesity

- ... A way to help Americans to not eat as many snack and junk foods is to place a tax on these unhealthy alternatives. Americans have become accustomed to paying low prices for foods high in energy but low in nutritional content; these foods range from potato chips to doughnuts to ice cream and everything in between. If a consumer can buy a product for an extremely low price that is filling and delicious then they are going to do so for as long as they can regardless of the health risks associated with eating foods that are high in carbohydrates, calories, and fat....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Health, Junk food]

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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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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle By Barbara Kingsolver And The Documentary Supersize Me

- We have all heard the phrase “you are what you eat” at some point in our lives. Most of us simply brush it off, regarding it as just another tactic our mothers use to get us to try new things. This phrase has been used time and time again and it turns out, Mom was right, the food we eat does affect who we are in many ways. This theme of identifying ourselves with the food we consume is portrayed in both the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and the documentary Supersize Me, directed by Morgan Spurlock....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Junk food, McDonald's]

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Social Networks Are Encouraging Poor Eating Habits

- ... In J. Mitchell Vaterlaus’s study to determine the perceived effects of social media on behaviors of young adults, including diet and exercise, he states that the popularity of social media within groups of young adults could be suggestive of the increased sedentary lifestyles within the same age group that could lead to higher risk for obesity (152). This claim is a situation of correlation rather than causality, as there is no definitive proof to show whether social media use dictates dietary health or vice versa or if the two are controlled by the same influences—including limited money and time availability among college-age young adults—but not necessarily dependent on one another....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Food, Health]

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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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How Obesity Affects The Health Of The United States

- ... Explicitly, since the enactment of the program, “More and more partners from private industry are committing themselves in the context of this [actionsanté] initiative with voluntary campaign pledges” (FOPH). Therefore, since private sector businesses aren’t involuntarily changing, those with a conservative stance on government would most likely favor initiatives with a subsidiary lens, rather than a regulatory lens. But, what if the United States implemented both regulatory and subsidiary legislation....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Private sector]

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Why Vending Machines Should Be Banned From Schools

- ... Furthermore, these vending machines display pictures of food tempt people to want them even if not hungry. When people eat more than they need, their bodies store the extra calories in fat cells to use for energy later. If their bodies do not need this stored energy, they develop more fat cells and eventually they cause obesity in an individual. In addition to the health problems, obese people also face difficulties in social life too, and people often make fun of them because of their size....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Obesity, Health]

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Is Cheap And Convenient?

- ... “The core problem is that cooking is defined as work, and fast food is both a pleasure and crutch” (Bittman 661). They rather do what is easier and more comfortable for them. Instead of justifying the bad habit, individuals should make a conscious attempt in making meals. Planning meals ahead of time and intentional putting time forward to do this for their well-being. While it may seem that going for convenience and cheap is the right option, it’s actually the reasoning behind obesity, lack of healthy lifestyles, and the increasing of addiction to processed foods toward the body....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Cooking, Junk food]

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Obesity And Its Effects On Children

- ... Not only do the children become less active, they are now exposed to television advertisements on junk food. The people in charge of these advertisements see children as valuable customers. One example of these products is cereal. Cereal is high on sugar and is actually considered a junk food. Cereal makers are now saying that they are making it healthier by stating that they are added fiber or vitamin D, but in reality they are still unhealthy. For this reason, people want to see healthier foods on television commercials....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Cafeteria, Health]

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Childhood Obesity And Its Effects On Children

- During the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. A goal I have for myself is to eat and live a healthier lifestyle. I decided to do this challenge because since I had my son I have gained weight and sometimes I get sick. To accomplish this goal, I have to eat healthy, be active and take care of myself. According to the Buddha, “To keep the body in a good health is a duty otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Michael Pollan once said, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” In order to give my body the energy it needs I should make healthier decisions....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Obesity, Junk food]

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A Research Study On Nutritional Habits

- ... Perhaps the busy work brings them a lot of pressure, and lead to their irregular lifestyle. 2 IDENTIFY at least three primary issues • Psychological/ Emotional pressure: In fact, this family has limited income, and parents both need to work two jobs to support the family. It means that they certainly have a lot of mental pressure. And their emotional wellness is unhealthy. • Financial pressure: Each of the parents needs to work two jobs to live. It expresses that this family has a serious financial pressure....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Obesity, Dieting]

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Social Problems : A Social Problem

- ... We live in a modern era where technology and money are dominating and ruling over our lives. Most of the times we tend to assume that people that are overweight are the way they are because of their lifestyle choices and we tend to even blame them and be less sympathetic of their condition. When we think of an obese person, we just picture someone who sits down all day and eats without taking a break. However, we forget that there are many reasons that lead to one becoming obese. In this country for example, people are constantly on the go, so busy working for long hours just to make ends meet (sometimes even taking up two or three jobs) that they have very little time to exercise or do...   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Sociology, Junk food]

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The American Paradox By Michael Pollan

- In his essay “The American Paradox”, Michael Pollan illustrates his conclusion that Americans who focus on nutrition have a higher probability of decreasing their well-being. Pollan defines the American paradox as “a notably unhealthy population preoccupied with nutrition and the idea of eating healthily.” For most of our human history, our parents and culture have influenced our diet. However, today the idea of what to eat has been based on the opinions of scientists, food markets, and nutritionists....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Junk food, Human]

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Obesity : Taking Action Against Obesity

- We Can Reverse This: Taking Action Against Obesity Urban metropolises all around the world erupt in abundant amounts of utterly unique and talented cultures. Everywhere we turn, we take notice of the various distinctive backgrounds all aiming to survive in such competitive and notable environments. Although some individuals have it easier than those who are truthfully struggling to get by, they all share one common necessity, and that is the collective goal to bring food to the table. However, throughout time such a simple and vital task has become so transparently complicated for some groups of people....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Junk food, Health]

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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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Living A Good Healthy Life

- Introduction My name is Dyamond Brokenberry, I am an 18 year old female who’s majoring in Biology at Prairie View A&M University, living a good healthy life but I have many unhealthy living habits such as eating junk food on the daily and not exercising like I used to or like I should. I decided to do my healthy lifestyle challenge over running and walking for 15 to 30 minutes each night around the campus for 30 days. On the nights that I didn’t run or walk around the campus, I went to the fitness room provided by University College (where all freshman stay)....   [tags: Personal life, Nutrition, Junk food]

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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]

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Public Schools Should Have A Healthier And Stricter Regulations

- ... In a recent Australian study of 329 children between the ages of 6–13 years, childhood obesity was not necessarily linked to negative life events, poor family function or maternal depression. However, the structure of the single parent family with the mother as the single parent who is overweight increased the likelihood of a child becoming overweight or obese (Gibson et al. 2007). Consequently, these findings may carry implications for many other countries with regard to single parent families, in particular, if the mother is overweight....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food, Fast food]

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Health Issues And Concerns For Teenagers

- ... There are many causes of obesity. Of course some obese teens cannot help the fact that they are overweight. Genetics and some medicine can increase your chances of gaining too much weight and there is not a lot that can prevent it. That being said, there are things that do cause obesity and we should work on eliminating these causes. One, very general, cause is food. Food is, of course, a necessity of life. All living organisms need food to live but humans have made it so while we are eating it to live it is also hurting their health....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Obesity, Fast food]

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What You Eat Is Your Business

- ... Then there is Balko, who I do agree on obese people should pay a higher premium because taxes payers should not reasonable for obese people eating habits. Knowledge is power, the more the consumer knows about the food they are eating the healthier choices they’ll make. For instance, in McDonald’s Grilled Honey Mustard Snack Wrap and a small French fry, from McDonald’s is around $6.00 and contains 420 calories 24g of fat (6.0g saturated).If you were to compare that to a Big Mac meals that comes with medium size fries and coke soda would be about 980 calories the Snack Wrap would be a healthier alternative and it would be about the same price $6.00....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Food energy, Junk food]

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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]

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Teaching Healthy Eating Habits And The Rise Of Obesity

- ... Once they leave the school they are confronted with these options without any knowledge as to how these will affect their future health. Schools should not eliminate the unhealthy options, instead schools should supply both the healthy and the unhealthy options and educate the students on what is contained in the foods and what those contents do to the body. According to John Metallo, a retired high school Principal, “Given lunches only, a student would consume 180 meals in school and 730 other meals at home or elsewhere [during the school year]”(“Banning Junk Food”)....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Education, High school]

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A High Tax On Fatty Foods

- While passing down an interstate, one will encounter multiple billboards advertising cheap unhealthy food. For instance, McDonald’s restaurants are known for their inexpensive food. What most people do not understand is that, inside the inexpensive food, hides thousands of unwanted calories. Obesity is a major crisis that is on the rise here in the United States. Over the past twenty years, obesity has almost tripled in the country. In the United States, the majority of adults are overweight. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 35 percent of adults are obese and children from two to nineteen, nearly 32 percent are now overweight, and 17 percent are obese (Daines 632)....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Health care, Junk food]

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The Obesity Epidemic Is A Small Town, Fighting An Obesity Crisis

- Manchester, Kentucky is a small town, fighting an obesity crisis. “The national obesity rate for adults is 24 percent; in Manchester and surrounding Clay County, it’s been estimates to be as high as 52 percent” (407 Haygood). Some of the issues in the town are, that the residents do not want to acknowledge, or are ignorant of the issue of obesity. Other issues in this town include limited physical activity, and poor food choices. Certain aspects of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign could change the obesity crisis in Manchester, if they are portrayed in the right manner....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Junk food, Michelle Obama]

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What You Eat Is Your Business

- ... Living in a free country like the United States, gives people the freedom of choice, but that privilege is slowly disintegrating. The federal restriction on consumer freedom and civil liberties won’t end obesity and it’s not up to the federal government to make sure people remain healthy and in shape. Balko makes it clear in his essay that manipulating what food is available to people isn’t going to change the way people eat and won’t end obesity. I think that government’s only role in the matter is to provide people with the information they need to make their health decisions....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Health care, Junk food]

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Fear Of Offending And / Or Hurting Someone 's Feelings, Obesity

- ... Not only does it affect people 's health, it affects everyone 's buying habits. Fresh produce is not cheap, especially when potato chips or soda is so easy to eat and inexpensive to buy. If fresh produce was less expensive, how many people would reach for proper fruits and veggies instead of junk food. We are influenced by the world around us, if the world starts to eat healthier, we as individuals start to eat healthier. Slide #4 (Proposed Solution): So, now that we’ve outlined the problem, we need to look for a solution....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Health care, Junk food]

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