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Slow Food

Intro to Pop-culture Project/ Jessica Taylor
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Transcript of Slow Food

Slow Food
What is Slow Food Anyway?
"To counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how food choices affect the rest of the world."
It's no Joke
Fast food increases the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes
Fast Food in America

The High Cost of Fast Food
Here are some Facts:
*According to the American Obesity Assoc., "Approximately 127 millions adults in the U.S. are over weight, 60 million are obese, and 9 million severely obese."

*Obesity accounted for 9.1 percent of total U.S. medical expenditures. That's about $78.5 billion.

*Half of these medical cost were paid for by Medicaid and Medicare--in other words we are describing socialized obesity.
*Raising public awareness, improving access and encouraging the enjoyment of foods that are local, seasonal and sustainably grown

*Caring for the land and protecting biodiversity for today's communities and future generations

*Performing educational outreach within their communities and working with children in schools and through public programs

*Identifying, promoting and protecting fruits, vegetables, grains, animal breeds, wild foods and cooking traditions at risk of disappearance

*Advocating for farmers and artisans who grow, produce, market, prepare and serve wholesome food
Promoting the celebration of food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture and community
Rediscovering
Health

The aim of Slow food:
This handsome fella!
Who started it?
Two events in 1986 convinced Petrini that Italy was at crisis point. One was the opening of a branch of McDonald's in Piazza di Spagna, in the heart of Rome. The other was the death of 19 people and the poisoning of hundreds of others by cheap wine cut with methanol.
It's a Revolution in the way we eat!
Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is part of a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members in over 150 countries, which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
It's catching on!
Slow Food USA has 225 chapters
Activities of Members involve:
Slow Food USA is part of a global movement that believes everyone has the right to good, clean, and fair food.
*Petrini is the founder, prophet and guiding light of the Slow Food Movement
*Native Italian
*Co-author of "The Slow Food Manifesto" published in 1987
Who He is Anyway?
Fast Food
people who consumed fast food two or more times a week gained approximately 10 more pounds and had twice as great increase in insulin resistance in the 15-year period than participants who consumed fast food less than once per week.
Studies Show:
Here is a little excerpt from a presentation...
Before I talk about what slow food is, and how it
can change your health through the way you eat,
I'd like us to take a quick look at fast food. I'd like us to examine why it's so bad for us as a culture.
Lets take a close
Look at Fast Food

What should we do?
That's were the Slow Food movement comes in!
The benefits of Slow Food
*Good for Health
*environmentally
responsible
*promotes local
businesses and
farmers
Food variety means eating a wide variety of foods (a balanced diet) from within and across each of the five food groups, in the amounts recommended. Eating many different foods helps maintain a healthy, well-balanced and interesting diet that provides adequate nutrition. Eating a variety of foods can help prevent diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
The Importance of a balanced diet
provided by eating whole local foods
Remember you are what you eat!
Over all Slow Food is a more healthy, socially conscious way to be. LIVE, LOVE, & EAT LOCAL WHOLE FOODS!
Do you prefer Fast Food to Slow Food?
How offend do you eat Fast Food?
And if you do, why?
What about the health
risks associated with
consuming these
'empty' calories?
So now we know a little bit more about the dangers of eating fast food!
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