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The Effects of Fast Food on Obesity.
Does increased consumption of fast food create health issues?
Science Question
How does being obese effect the job hiring process?
Social Studies Question
Keiana Alvis
Rebecca Hadley
Chiquita Marks
Brien Delahoussaye
Overarching Question
How does fast food effect obesity in relation to health and the work place?
Science Hypothesis
Social Studies Hypothesis
Increased consumption of fast food can result in:
Cardiovascular disease
Cancer
Liver disease
Asthma
Type-2 diabetes

Group Members:

Obesity limits one's ability to obtain and retain employment.
Independent Variable
Dependent Variable
Operational Definition
Relevant Websites
Sampling Procedures
Designing Procedures
Materials Used
Survey
Survey Cover Letter
To whom it may concern,

The attached survey is being conducted by a group of education graduate students from Nicholls State University. Our goal is to determine whether or not fast food consumption causes obesity, and in turn whether or not obesity affects one's chances of finding a job within our local economy.

All survey participants will remain anonymous to all parties involved in the study and its findings.

We appreciate your participation, and promise to respect your privacy.
Data Analysis
Evidenced Based Conclusion
Conclusion Related to Driving Questions
Obesity does affect one's ability to obtain a job.
Recommendations
30 random individuals were surveyed.
Individuals were solicited outside of a local grocery store. Qualifying participants had to be at least 18 years old and have had applied for employment in the last 5 years
1.) How often do you eat at a fast food restaurant?

a.) Daily b.) Monthly c.) Weekly d.) Never

2.) Do you believe weight has an effect on getting jobs?

a.) Yes b.) No

3.) Do you consider yourself overweight or obese?

a.) Yes b.) No

4.) Do you suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes ?

a.) No b.) most likely c.) less likely d.) yes

5.) In your opinion, does obesity effect whether you can keep your job or not?

a.) Yes b.) no c.) maybe

Question 1
Question 2
Question 3
Question 4
Question 5
56% eat fast food daily
90% consider themselves overweight or obese
66% suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes
63% believe that obesity affect the job hiring process

Fast food consumption does lead to obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.
Fast food causes obesity and a number of health problems that in turn affects one's ability to find a job.
Overarching Question
Science Question
Social Question
Increased fast food consumption results n obesity, which in turn leads to health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. Our results indicate that obese and overweight individuals are less likely to receive job offers following the in-person interview process.
www.obesityaction.org/educational-resources/resource-articles-2/nutrition/fast-food-is-it-the-enemy
www.healthyeating.sfgate.com/fast-food-affects-negatively-1728.html
Disclaimer:
As all participants were residents of the Thibodaux area, our recommendations are geared only toward citizens of this region and may not be relevant to citizens of other areas.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1805035/
www.yalerudd.ceer.org/what_we_do.aspx?id=82
www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001-x/2009102/article/10789-eng.htm

Relevant Websites
Science:
Individuals should limit their consumption of fast food items. Increased consumption of fast food items, being more than 1 - 2 times per week, can lead to obesity and related health problems.

Social:
Employers need to keep in mind that basing one's capability to perform a job on his/her weight is a form of discrimination. Such discrimination is wrong and punishable by a court of law.
Types of food
Health effects
Effect on the economy
Science: We will survey 30 random people as to how many nights per week they opt to eat fast food. We will analyze the effects it has on their overall health.

Social Studies: We will survey 30 people on their health and the impact it has on obtaining and maintaining employment.
EDCI 584
STS Project
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