Fast Food Is it really all that ? By: Amy, Naty, Larissa

Fast Food
Is it really all that?
By: Amy, Naty, Larissa
 Introduction
to Fast Food
Have you ever wondered why fast food is so popular? Why it is
unhealthy? Or why it is so inexpensive? This slideshow will answer all of
your questions, so enjoy! ☺
Pros of Fast Food
Fast food is food that is quick,
convenient, and inexpensive.
You can buy fast food just about
anywhere that sells food and snacks.
Vending machines, drive-thru
restaurants, and even 24 hour
convenience stores.
Why IS fast food so popular? It’s because
of its price of course! However, fast food
is inexpensive because it is usually made
with cheaper ingredients, such as high fat
meat, refined grains, and added sugar and
fats, instead of nutritious foods such as
lean meats, fresh fruits, and vegetables.
“Bad” foods do not exist in this world
because as long as everything is eaten in
proportion, you are good to go,
therefore a little bit of fast food is ok
every once in a while. However, eating
too much can lead to health problems.
Cons of Fast Food
We may have listed the pros, but when it comes
fast food, unfortunately there are many cons.
Fast food is a major cause of obesity to
Americans, more specifically, American
children. This comes from all of the
unnecessary amounts of salts, fats and calories
in these fast food meals. The obesity cause by
fast food can result in cardiovascular diseases,
a high blood pressure, diseases of joints, and
colon cancer.
Due to the inexpensive price of fast food, it is
quickly becoming more and more popular.
However, frequent visits to fast food
restaurants, become expensive, and quite
By eating way too much fast food, one loses
time with their family. When eating fast food
meals, you miss the cherished family meal times,
where families spend quality time together, in
the comfort of their own home.
As you can see, fast food has it’s disadvantages
and advantages, but the disadvantages are the
long term problems, that can be avoided by
eating a balanced diet.
The world and Fast Food
This slide shows statistics of fast food consumption, and obesity
rates around the world.
In America $229.2 billion were spent on fast food in 2005. The
obesity percentage is 30.6 %, the highest in the world.
In Canada, $12.7 billion were spent on fast food. Canada has the
percentage of 14.3%, which is the 11th highest percentage in the
Starbucks is the fourth most famous fast food chain in the world.
Every year it manages to gather a lot of revenues from its sales. It
is well known for its delicious coffees, deserts, pastries, and other
drinks. It is the best brand of coffee and no other coffee house is
in its competition.
China is now the home for 800 KFC’s, and 100 Pizza Huts.
Coca-Cola sells more than 300 drink brands in over 200 countries
and employs 60,000 people in Africa alone. Its net revenues
reached $19.6 billion in 2002—with more than 70 percent of its
income originating outside of the United States.
In the United States, an estimated 65 percent of adults are
overweight or obese, leading to an annual loss of 300,000 lives
and to at least $117 billion in health care costs .
As you can see, the amount of money, and the rates of obesity in
America, Canada, and other countries, are far too high, and the
popularity of fast food is increasing, along with the obesity
average. Therefore we can see that fast food links to obesity, and
this is why we are anti-globalization and local food culture.
Pictures of Fast Food
Conclusion on Fast Food
Fast food is not “Bad” if not eaten
frequently, however, when consumed
much to often, there are health
problems, financial issues, and
possibly the loss quality of family
Now you watched the slide show, we
gave you all the facts, so what do
think of fast food? Are you proglobalization and local food culture,
or are you against it?