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,