Fast Food: How did it start?
Foods: are quick, easily accessible and
cheap alternatives to home-cooked meals.
spent $6 billion on fast food in 1970.
billion were spent on fast food in 2007.
2007 & 2010, 11.3% of Americans daily
average calories were consumed by a fast food
What are the reasons behind the
popularity of fast food in the U.S?
a society that functions at a high speed, fast
food has quickly been adopted as the preferred
food of choice”
(Bell et al. 2001)
The spread of fast food outlets in every part of
Convenient and Tasty!
How does this ‘CHANGE’
impact on the American
Obesity has doubled since 1980 in all age
68.5% of adults have become obese whereas
31.8% of children faced obesity too.
Obesity: an abnormal or excessive fat
accumulation that may impair health
Obese Person: is a person who is his body mass
index (BMI) is more than 30kg/m2.
Obesity become the second major
factor for preventable death between
children and adults. (400,000
Increase in cardiovascular diseases,
diabetes, storks and cancers.
Obesity considered as a diseases by the
World Health Organization .
There are many reasons for obesity,
why should we chase Fast Foods?
adult male in 1960 weighted 168
pounds and females 143.
the fast food leap in 1980, a male
weighted 181 pounds and a female 155.
Percentage of calories from fast food among adults by age
and weight status
National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey, 2007-2010
How does fast food increase
FF meal: 18
FF meal: 1000
Obesity and bone
List of References
American Health Association (2013) Obesity Resources [online]
<http://www.apha.org/programs/resources/obesity/> [11 February
Bowman SA, Vinyard BT. Fast food consumption of U.S. adults:
Impact on energy and nutrient intakes and overweight status. J Am
Col Nutr 23(2):163–8. 2004.
Bell, T. & Hut, P, 2001. The Dangers of Eating Fast Food. NYS Health
Currie, B.J. et al., 2010. The Effect of Fast Food Restaurants on
Obesity and Weight Gain. American Economic Journal, 2-August
NHS (2012) What Should my Daily Intake of Calories be [online]
tegoryID=165> [7 February 2014]
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