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• Fast Food generally
FAST FOOD
refers to food that is
cooked in large
quantities then kept
warm or reheated to
order.
• Fast Food is
purchased ready-to-eat
from from fast food
restaurants that are
often franchise
establishments.
• Franchise operations
serve standardized
foods shipped from
central locations or
distributors. Often,
these foods arrive
frozen.
Fast Food Nutritional Value
Fast Food meals generally
consists of ingredients
formulated for a certain flavor
and to maintain freshness.
Fast Food products are often full
of hydrogenated vegetable oils
that contain high amounts of
trans fat.
Fast Food ingredients undergo
extensive processing and
contain many additives that
reduce the nutritional value.
FAST FOOD = BIG BUSINESS
Fast Food restaurant chains have
increasing sales each year.
In 1970 in the United States,
consumers spent $6 billion on
fast food meals.
In 2000, American consumers
spent $110 billion on fast food
meals.
Fast Food Nation is a novel
that investigates the local and
global influence of the United
States fast food industry.
FAST FOOD in the MOVIES
Fast Food Nation, the novel,
was adapted into a major motion
picture. However, it was not
received with nearly as much
acclaim as the original novel.
Super Size Me is a film that was
directed by and starring Morgan
Spurlock. The film covers a 30day period in which Spurlock
ate only at McDonald’s, which is
arguably the largest, most
globally-renowned American
fast food company.
ENERGY DRINKS
Energy Drinks are quite popular in
the United States. They seem to
hold great appeal to people for the
fast-paced life-styles that many
individuals maintain.
Energy Drinks are essentially soft
drinks designed to provide energy.
The central ingredient in both soft
drinks and energy drinks is
caffeine. Other common
ingredients include B vitamin,
extracts from the guarana plant,
and other herbal ingredients. Some
contain high levels of sugar. Others
are artificially sweetened.
VITAMINS
Vitamin supplements can be
purchased in almost any grocery
stores, drug stores, or even
convenience markets.
Vitamins are considered dietary
supplements. They are not meant to
substitute regular, well-balanced
meals. They can add into a person’s
diet essential nutrients that may
otherwise be lacking.
Vitamins encapsulated in pill form
are packaged in bottles of 50, 100,
or up to 1000 pills with clear labels
listing the contents