Fast Food & the Obesity Epidemic

Fast Food & the Obesity Epidemic

by Autumn Libal

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Obesity—the state of being very overweight—is more than a problem in the world today; it's a crisis. One out of every three adults is obese. Childhood obesity is a major health concern as well. Experts agree that fast food is one of the most significant factors behind bigger bodies. For many people, fast food has become more than a quick way to grab a meal; it has become a way of life. Learn how fast food and the fast-food industry have shaped not only our bodies but also our lifestyles. Discover how to fight the fast-food industry's hold over the world's diet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422288443
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 11/17/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 104
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 6 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Birth of a Nation? 9

2 Energy Is the Key: An Introduction to Calories 25

3 Variety Is the Spice of Life: Getting Your Essential Nutrients 33

4 What You Don't Know Will Hurt You: What's Really in Fast Food 53

5 Big Mac Nation Going Supersized 71

6 Out of the Television… 83

7 Fighting the Fast Food Habit: Can America Downsize? 93

Series Glossary of Key Terms 99

Further Reading 101

For More Information 102

Index 103

About the Author and the Consultant 104

Picture Credits 104

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