<ul><li>Fast food offers an easy answer to a busy life. People can get a quick meal, but they often don’t think of the health implications that go along with eating a diet rich in fast foods. There are many health problems associated with this poor pattern of eating and in this project I hope to illustrate the pitfalls of such an unhealthy diet. </li></ul>
http://shansenta.blogspot.com/ This is a study done by Gulf News that shows the fast food eating habits of a survey group. This results show that 72% of the survey group eat at a fast food restaurant at least once a week.
http://www.wikinvest.com/images/thumb/9/9e/Fast_Food_Market_Share_Bar_Graph.jpg/500px This is a bar graph showing the total revenue made by different fast food corporations in 2007. The McDonald’s Corporation was the highest grossing, at $22.8 billion. They beat all other fast food restaurants as well as the Doctor’s Associates.
The average adult is supposed to consume approximately 2000 calories a day. This item is nearly half, and most fast food meals would include fries and a drink, which would up the calorie count significantly. www.abcnews.go.com
<ul><li>An estimated 93 million Americans are obese </li></ul><ul><li>400,000 deaths annually are related to obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday 1 in 3 American youth eat fast food </li></ul><ul><li>It has been estimated that 15% of American youth are obese </li></ul>www.fastfoodhealth.org/
<ul><li>Films like Super Size Me (2004) and Fast Food Nation (2006) have been produced and shine more light on the obesity epidemic and the problems with a diet rich in fast food </li></ul><ul><li>Hopefully this media exposure will help to curb the dangerous eating patterns that our Western culture possesses </li></ul>www.freewebs.com www.moviemachine.nl