Fast food and obesity
The relationship between a nation's fast food consumption and its rate of obesity has been studied. Schlosser said "it seems wherever America's fast food chains go, waistlines inevitably start expanding."
Schlosser argues that the North America has the highest obesity rate of any industrialized nation. More than half of all adults and about one-quarter of all children are now classified as obese or overweight. Those proportions are believed to have increased dramatically during the last few decades, along with the consumption of fast food, with the rate of obesity among North American children twice as …show more content…
This move is another one of McDonald’s steps to appeal to health- and weight-conscious consumers.
P/S Here is some information that can be used as a base for our research. There are a lot of resources on-line as well as movies and publications on this topic. I’m sending you the list of the most popular ones. We could show a portion of a video in our presentation to make it more interesting. Let me know what you think about this topic. I think it will be very interesting to study it.
See also * Super Size Me — a similar 2004 documentary by Morgan Spurlock. * Caesar Barber, an American man who sued several fast food companies. * The Corporation — a 2003 Canadian documentary film critical of the modern-day corporation and its behavior towards society. * The Jungle — a 1906 novel by Upton Sinclair on the meatpacking industry. Fast Food Nation makes various references to it. * Reefer Madness — a 2003 book by Eric Schlosser examining migrant labor and the pornography and marijuana businesses in America. * McLibel: Two Worlds Collide — a 2005 extended update of film by Spanner Films documenting the McLibel Trial and Campaign. * Jennifer Government — a 2003 novel by Max Barry set in a hyper-corporate world, where schools, health care and almost everything else are run