Annotated Bibliography Essays

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Fanning, Karen. “Quick, Easy, & Harmful?.” Scholastic Choices 17.4 (2002): 18. Academic Search Premier. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. Karen Fanning talks about the dangers of hamburgers, French fries, and sodas. Hamburgers have many health risks, such as Escherichia coli 0157:H7. She points out, a strain of E. coli that can kill you and in very rare cases, can produce a toxin that causes an illness that makes your kidneys shut down, resulting in death (Para. 1). The meat also undergoes low-level radiation zapping, which is also called irradiation (Fanning para. 7). According to Fanning, “While several studies show that irradiation doesn't make meat radioactive, some health experts fear the process can strip foods of vital nutrients” (Para. 7). Lastly, Fanning claims, there is “Lactoferrin,” “a natural protein found in cow's milk” (Para. 8). The only way to get rid of the E. coli would be to cook the hamburger until it has reached 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Fanning then suggests that french fries are “about 80 percent water. To transform a common spud into a mouthwatering fry, fast-food joints replace almost all the water with fat” (Para. 10). According to Burt Ensley, if you eat more fat than you are supposed to you will have more energy than your body needs. He also states, “It doesn't make you able to leap over tall buildings. Instead, the body stores the extra energy as fat cells — inside your thighs, between your muscles, and around your stomach” (qtd. in Fanning Para. 12). I plan on using this article to show the health risks of eating fatty foods such as hamburgers and French fries and sugary beverages such as soda.

Cloud, John. “A Food Fight Against McDonald’s.” Time 160.23 (2002): 77. Academic Search Premier. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. This article from Time Magazine gives a look into one of the lawsuits against McDonalds. Ashley Pelman, Jazlyn Bradley and several other teens are arguing that due to eating the food at McDonalds they have developed high blood pressure, diabetes, and other problems along with being obese. “Lawyer, Samuel Hirsch, says the chain's kid-focused ads and toy promotions portrayed McDonald's as child friendly, leading his clients to believe it was ok to eat there as often as they wished, sometimes two or three times a day” (Para. 3). Mc Donalds came back with the argument that it "is no more responsible for an individual's overall diet and lifestyle choices than any other food destination, whether it's your own kitchen, local restaurant or grocery store." In other words, you can't say McDonald's caused you to be fat unless the company force-fed you Quarter Pounders from birth. Hirsh then explains that "Every responsible person understands what is in products such as hamburgers and fries, as well as the consequences to one's waistline, and potentially to one's health, of excessively eating those foods" (Para. 4). They then go on to say that it is the parents fault for all of this because a child doesn’t know any better and an adult should. The parents say that they always thought there was nothing wrong with McDonalds and it was perfectly healthy for their children. I intend to use this article to help show that fast food does have a negative effect on ones body.

“Clinical Digest. CHILD OBESITY LINKED TO NUMBER OF FAST FOOD OUTLETS NEAR SCHOOLS. Nursing Standard 26.46 (2012): 16. Academic Search Premier. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. Clinincal Digest talks about the high amount of fast food places that surround school campus’s and how they are a strong influence on how the kids eat every week. In this article there are two particular schools they visited in London. According to Clinical Digest these schools are “open gate” (16) with their lunch policy. The Clinical Digest also confirms that “Researchers measured and weighed 193 pupils aged 11 to 14 to obtain their body mass index (BMI). The results showed that 61 per cent were entitled to free school meals. Around one in three were overweight or obese,