McDonald´s and obesity
Conversation exercise
by Tatiana Medeiros
McDonald´s and obesity
• Last year, Bronx teenagers Ashley
Pelman and Jazlyn Bradley sued
McDonald's, claiming that it had...
McDonald´s and obesity
• The judge ruled that the girls must allege
(and be prepared to prove) that
McDonald's has success...
Let´s talk.
• Do you think the American Law should
forbid people from suing Food
Companies? Why or why not?
McDonalds Made Me Fat!
• Gregory Rhymes,15, of the Bronx, is taking
McDonald's to court, claiming that the burger
giant ma...
McDonalds Made Me Fat!
• Gregory's mother, Ruth Rhymes, thinks
it's only fair that her kid should now try
sinking his teet...
McDonalds Made Me Fat!
• The lawyer acting on behalf of these
outsized teens is Samuel Hirsch. He says
people are too dumb...
McDonalds Made Me Fat!
• "Nobody thinks that going to McDonald's
can be unhealthy because McDonald's
promotes their food a...
Let´s talk.
• Do you think young people are prepared
to make their own decisions about the
food they eat?
• Do you think t...
Let´s talk.
• Do you think young people are prepared
to make their own decisions about the
food they eat?
• Do you think t...
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  1. 1. McDonald´s and obesity Conversation exercise by Tatiana Medeiros
  2. 2. McDonald´s and obesity • Last year, Bronx teenagers Ashley Pelman and Jazlyn Bradley sued McDonald's, claiming that it had caused them to become obese and unhealthy. www.cnn.com
  3. 3. McDonald´s and obesity • The judge ruled that the girls must allege (and be prepared to prove) that McDonald's has successfully fooled its customers into a state of ignorance about the health risks of eating its product and that in the absence of McDonald's deception, they would not have become overweight.
  4. 4. Let´s talk. • Do you think the American Law should forbid people from suing Food Companies? Why or why not?
  5. 5. McDonalds Made Me Fat! • Gregory Rhymes,15, of the Bronx, is taking McDonald's to court, claiming that the burger giant made him fat. • Super-sized at 400-plus pounds and standing only 5-foot-6, Rhymes says he ate at McDonald's nearly every day, sometimes several times a day, ever since he started first grade --- about 3,300 days straight.
  6. 6. McDonalds Made Me Fat! • Gregory's mother, Ruth Rhymes, thinks it's only fair that her kid should now try sinking his teeth into McDonalds. "I had no idea that he was destroying himself," she said in papers filed in Manhattan federal court. "I had no idea."
  7. 7. McDonalds Made Me Fat! • The lawyer acting on behalf of these outsized teens is Samuel Hirsch. He says people are too dumb to know what's good for them and that McDonald's has an obligation to make known that their food is unhealthy.
  8. 8. McDonalds Made Me Fat! • "Nobody thinks that going to McDonald's can be unhealthy because McDonald's promotes their food as healthy," says Hirsch. "Young people are not in a position to make a choice after the onslaught of advertising and promotions."
  9. 9. Let´s talk. • Do you think young people are prepared to make their own decisions about the food they eat? • Do you think that Advertising is really deceiving?
  10. 10. Let´s talk. • Do you think young people are prepared to make their own decisions about the food they eat? • Do you think that Advertising is really deceiving?

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