Fast Food Obesity America

Fast Food Obesity America

Are you concerned about the obesity problem in America today?

Supposedly we are so obesity concerned…Then why the hell are more and more fast food restaurants poppin up everywhere? And all these “value” menus…More like heartattack and diabetes menus…I just don’t get it. Like you would think that people would start adding more healthy options to their menus…but all I see is greasier, bigger portions of lardy crap. Someone explain?

No, because I eat healthy. Junk food is fast and cheap and that’s part of the problem. I wish there were some healthy fast food restaurants.

Fault Lines Promo: Fast Food, Fatter Profits: Obesity in America

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal


On any given day, one out of four Americans opts for a quick and cheap meal at a fast-food restaurant, without giving either its speed or its thriftiness a second thought. Fast food is so ubiquitous that it now seems as American, and harmless, as apple pie. But the industry’s drive for consolidation, homogenization, and speed has radically transformed America’s diet, landscape, economy, and workfo…

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition, and Health, Revised and Expanded Edition (California Studies in Food and Culture)


In the U.S., we’re bombarded with nutritional advice–the work, we assume, of reliable authorities with our best interests at heart. Far from it, says Marion Nestle, whose Food Politics absorbingly details how the food industry–through lobbying, advertising, and the co-opting of experts–influences our dietary choices to our detriment. Central to her argument is the American “paradox of plenty,” …