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Fast Food Project
Transcript of Fast Food Project
FOOD America vs. The World Approximately 30.6% of all Americans are considered obese. That is more than 6% higher than the next country on the list.
Life expectancy is decreasing in many states in the US, while in most foreign First World countries it is increasing.
One of the few countries that has instituted certain measures in schools that require a certain level of physical fitness. CA is one of the few states that does. (PE) Huge Contributing Factors Pays huge subsidies to farmers to grow crops such as Corn, Soybeans, Wheat and Sugar.
Corn- Corn becomes HFCS(High Fructose Corn Syrup) which is found in most processed foods and has actually been found to be addictive by triggering a feeling of hunger instead of satisfying the consumer.
Soybeans- Soybeans are first and foremost used to make soybean oil. Which is good for frying fast foods.
Wheat- Wheat is usually processed into white flour. (Used in most, if not all sweets)
Sugar- This one speaks for itself.
ALL of these ingredients can be found in fast food. The Government: Infrastructure: Europeans are relatively skinny compared to Americans. But the key isn't buying more gym-memberships than Americans. A European lifestyle is naturally more active than an American one. Walking and biking are part of getting around. Physical activity is integrated into daily life as a necessity, not only as recreation.
Examples: Location/size of stores, bike paths and walkways. Facts of the Matter
Every month, approximately nine out of 10 American children visit a McDonald's restaurant.
In 1970, Americans spent about $6 billion on fast food. In 2006, the spending rose to nearly $142 billion.
During the early 1900s, the hamburger was thought to be polluted, unsafe to eat, and food for the poor. Street carts, not restaurants, typically served them.e
At some fast food chains, both in U.S. and in other countries, managers are rewarded bonuses when they reduce employee wages to save money.
Today, Coca-Cola and Pepsi products are sold in every country in the world, except North Korea.
Starbucks, McDonalds, Dominoes Pizza, Taco Bell and Jack in the Box are among the most popular fast food chains for college students in America. Definition of Fast Food "Fast food" is a term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly.
Fast food is a meal made with low preparation. Low preparation means preheated, made with precooked ingredients, and served in a takeout package.
The term "fast food" was first coined in 1951. Creation of Fast Food After WWI, cars became more popular, and drive thrus
The restaurants had limited menus, high volume were low
cost, and high speed.
The food became designed to be eaten on the go
The foods that became popular were mostly finger foods: hamburgers, fries, fried chicken, onion rings, chicken nuggets, tacos, pizza, ice cream, and chips.
The foods were high processed and prepared in an industrial fashion to keep up with production speeds.
They were then shipped to individual outlets were they were re heated or deep fried. Common Fast Food Distributors Short term The effects of fast food on your body Feeling uncomfortable, mood swings, constipation, and lower energy levels. Long term Heart disease, obesity, type II diabetes, high blood pressure, lung, heart, liver and kidney failure. Fast food is also highly addictive. Trans fat-artificially hydrogenated fatty acid chains. Our bodies have trouble breaking down trans fat. What makes fast food unhealthy No nutritional value-blood sugar levels drop dramatically after eating because of a lack of protein and good carbohydrates. Sodium- high blood pressure, asthma, effects renal function. High in calories- one fast food meal could contain the amount of calories a person should have in an entire day. High energy density-the amount of calories an item of food contains in relation to its weight. Flavorings
Packaging Additives USDA recommends that adults eat 2000 calories a day a SINGLE meal at McDonalds consisting of a big mac, soda, apple pie, and large order of fries amounts to 1701 calories (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr Calorie Count of Fast Food Is it weighing you down? From The Factory To You Cows are fed grain and a mix of several different anabolic steroids and growth hormones
These massive feedlots are owned by four giant meatpacking firms
Once killed, Automated Meat Recovery Systems get every scrap of meat off the bones
Giant grinders process 800,000 pounds of hamburger meat a day from thousands of different cattle
1 Hamburger contains meet from dozens of different cows Cows Chicken Shreds of meat is breaded, cooked, frozen, and then reheated
Chemical stabilizers and beef fat are used to enhance the taste
At 7 weeks old, the birds are slaughtered for their meat
Chicken McNuggets contain 2x as much fat/ounce as a hamburger In 2002 McDonalds payed $10 million to Hindu & Vegetarian groups
How They're Made:
-Beef flavoring is injected into the potatoes
-potatoes are then cut & fried
-natural flavoring is added
-fries are then frozen and shipped to restaurant
- restaurants then cook fries in vegetable oil Fries Combination of taste and smell is micro-engineered by big food corporations' chemists
Fast Food industry spends a lot on color additives and chemical flavor compounds
Food Scientists study "mouthfeel" and adjust crunchiness/chewiness, & density/dryness How They Get You To
Keep Comin' Back -breakfast its the secret that nobody knows
-bowl of cereal is healthy
Milk cause it does a body good!
try not to use bacon cause its real fatty and full of bad cholesterol
Keep snacks with you through out the day
-example 100 calorie snacks are great, nutrigrain bars, cut up veggies/friut
-Avoid the alcohol cause it contains "empty calories" 1-2 drinks
-Pre-cooking your meals!
-PLANNING Fast food! How to avoid it: -Read the menus carefully!
-H2O w/ your meals Soda WILL be the death of you!
-Grilled! No sauces! yes on the salsa's
-Add your own condiments! The dressing in some salads at fast food restraints are high in fat and can have more calories than a burger!
-TAKE YOUR TIME! Your body compares to dial up internet downloading a video it takes some time to tell you your full.
(talking while eating is a great time filler!) Tips for healthy choices at Fast food places -"supersize"
-salt! there are natural additives you can use for your fries!
-BUFFETS! Heart Attacks best friend! Avoid!