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Copy of ISP Presentation: Fast Food #1

Eet eez steel not feeneeshed, so pleez do not judge mee.
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Elaine Wang

on 14 January 2013

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Transcript of Copy of ISP Presentation: Fast Food #1

Fast Food By Elaine Wang Big Question:
Are we taking it too far by
blaming fast food for obesity?
When is it individual
responsibility and when is it
appropriate to place blame? What is Fast
Food? Fast Food is food that can be prepared
quickly and easily and is sold in
restaurants and snack bars as a
quick meal or to be taken out. Why do people think that fast food is so unhealthy? People always think that fast food is unhealthy because:
* It has lots of calories
* It is high in fats and sugars
* It is blamed for making people obese
*it is even advertised to young children However, not all of this is true: Why might people blame
obesity on fast food? There are numerous reasons: 1. Bad Chemicals put in the food to make it look appetizing
2. cheap pricing attracts more customers
3. Huge amounts of fat, sugar, calories, and glucose make the
food unhealthy
4. Even small children are showered with ads everyday about
happy meals and Ronald McDonald On Debate.org, there was a vote,
questioning “Do you believe fast
food restaurants should be held legally responsible for the obesity in America?”.
72% of members voted NO, while only 28%
of members voted YES. One voter on Debate.org said that: Most of the other NO side opinions
were along the same lines as: KFC Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, KFC Original Recipe Drumstick, KFC Potato Salad, KFC Cole Slaw, KFC Honey BBQ Sandwich, KFC Lil' Bucket Strawberry Shortcake, KFC Lemon Meringue Pie Slice, McDonald's Chicken McNuggets with Sweet 'N Sour Sauce, McDonald's Hamburger, McDonald's Egg McMuffin, McDonald's McChicken, McDonald's Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream Cone, Taco Bell Fresco Style Crunchy Taco, Taco Bell Fresco Style Grilled Steak Soft Taco, Taco Bell Fresco Style Tostada, Taco Bell Gordita Nacho Cheese -- Chicken, Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists, Pizza Hut 12" Fit 'N Delicious Pizza with Diced Chicken, Red Onion, and Green Pepper (2 slices), Pizza Hut 12" Veggie Lover's Hand-Tossed Pizza 1 slice, Pizza Hut Cherry Dessert Pizza, Wendy's Jr. Hamburger, Wendy's Large Chili, Wendy's Ultimate Chicken Grill, Wendy's Jr. Frosty, In the movie “Supersize Me”, Morgan Spurlock proves that McDonald’s fast foods are very unhealthy. You may think that it just proves that fast foods are terrible for you, but in reality, it proves the opposite. Some of those healthy choices include: Fast food isn't very healthy, but there ARE lots of fast food picks that are actually pretty healthy There are things that you should NEVER eat: Wendy's Big Bacon Classic, McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese, KFC Chicken Pot Pie,
Burger King Triple Whopper with Cheese, and Taco Bell Fiesta Taco Salad Type here A study by the University of California and Northwestern University claimed that "the causal link between the consumption of restaurant foods and obesity is minimal at best." To blame fast food industries for obesity is like to blame cigarette sellers for lung cancer; authors for loss of vision; blame doctors for poisoning...etc. They CANNOT be blamed, as it is not they who hold a gun to peoples’ heads and force them to do something. It is the PEOPLE who choose to buy cigarettes, drugs, and fast food. The New York Times recently
reported that: THANKS FOR WATCHING! That's not QUITE
true. Bibliography: http://www.debate.org/opinions/do-you-believe-fast-food-restaurants-should-be-held-legally-responsible-for-the-obesity-in-america
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/healthy-eating/on-the-go/healthy-fast-foods/
http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/nutrition/a/blame_obesity.htm
http://www.midtown.com/blog/7863/the-obesity-blame-game-is-fast-food-really-at-fault
http://voices.yahoo.com/fast-food-industry-not-completely-blame-obesity-553714.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joanna-dolgoff-md/is-fast-food-really-that-_b_791331.html#s199781&title=Do_Your_Research
http://weight-loss.emedtv.com/obesity/fast-food-and-obesity.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3501512.stm
http://www.dailytargum.com/opinion/columnists/don-t-blame-fast-food/article_209d4a14-f894-11e1-9c97-0019bb30f31a.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8084044/Fast-food-restaurants-not-to-blame-for-American-obesity.html Obesity in kids has reached
epidemic levels. Experts estimate
that 15% of kids are overweight
and another 15% are at risk of
becoming overweight. And
two-thirds of these overweight
kids will become overweight
adults. Lawsuits against McDonald's and other fast food restaurants, which were quickly dismissed, would have you believe that fast food is to blame.
Another lawsuit, also dropped, blamed Oreos, especially because they contain trans fats.
Looking at the risk factors for obesity, including poor eating habits and inactivity, provides lots of other people to blame. Not only that, but according to a survey of parents by
ACNielsen:
only 1% of parents blamed manufactures
7% blamed advertising on TV, etc
9% blamed the child
10% blamed fast food companies
And not surprisingly, two thirds of parents blamed themselves. After all, especially for younger kids, parents are the only ones that have control over all of these things. Although fast food gets blamed for causing obesity, the fact is that it is not a "cause" of obesity. Fast food is high in calories and typically comes in large portions, but a person could eat fast food on a regular basis and not become obese. In some cases, people can lose weight while eating fast food if they burn more calories than they consume. Likewise, people can gain weight while eating ‘healthy’ food if they consume more calories than they burn. Conclusion:
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