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Fast Food. Figuring Out the Facts. Project Sponsors. USDA Project Funded through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. School District of Philadelphia. Department of Nutrition Sciences, Drexel University. Survey :. How many of you eat fast food? How often do you eat fast food?

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Fast food

Fast Food

Figuring Out the Facts


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Project Sponsors

  • USDA Project Funded through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

  • School District of Philadelphia

  • Department of Nutrition Sciences, Drexel University


Survey

Survey:

  • How many of you eat fast food?

  • How often do you eat fast food?

  • What is your favorite fast food choice?

  • What do you consider “fast food?”

  • Do you think fast food is healthy or unhealthy?


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Making healthy choices

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What are today’s topics ??

Energy balance

Portion size


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Pop Quiz

Which Meal Has the Least Amount of Fat?

#1 Quarter pound burger with cheese, large fries and diet soda

54 grams

#2 Crispy chicken salad with 2 ounces of creamy Caesar dressing and regular soda

34 grams

#3 Taco Salad and bottled water

48 grams


Fast food facts

Americans spend a lot of money on fast food (and that amount is increasing)!

On French fries:

1970: $6 billion

2000: $110 billion

We eat out often!

Average American dines out 198 times a year

How many times a week is this?

Do you dine out more often or less often than this?

Fast Food Facts


Too much fast food

Too Much Fast Food?

  • Fast food can contain a lot of fat, calories, and sodium

  • Eating too much solid fat can raise cholesterol

  • Eating too many calories can lead to weight gain

  • High sodium intake is related to high prevalence of high blood pressure in the U.S.

  • These health problems can lead to serious disease

    • Diabetes

    • Heart Disease

    • Stroke

    • Some cancers


Fast food facts portion sizes

Fast Food Facts: Portion Sizes

Today

20 Years Ago

How many calories are in today’s order of fries?

210 Calories

2.4 ounces

400 more calories!

610 Calories

6.9 ounces

Adapted from http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/portion/keep.htm


Americans are eating more

Americans Are Eating More

weight gain

increase in per capita consumption

more than 200 calories per day

Source:Nestle, 2002


You do the math

You Do the Math

  • How much weight is gained by eating 200 extra calories every day for 1 year?

  • 200 calories x ____ days in 1 year = extra calories per year

  • 1 pound = 3500 calories

  • 73,000 calories/year ÷ 3500 calories/pound =

  • ______ pounds of weight gain in 1 year

365

73,000

20


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Energy Balance

Calories In = Calories Out

If you walk leisurely for1 hour and 10 minutesyou will burn approximately 400 calories.*

How long will you have to walk leisurely in order to burn those extra 400 calories?*

Adapted from http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/portion/keep.htm

*Based on 160-pound person


Maintaining a healthy weight

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

  • Be more physically active

    • Physical activity is a key to energy balance

  • Enjoy your food, but eat less

    • Cut back on foods high in solid fats and added sugars

    • Avoid oversized portions

  • 1 chocolate cream filled cupcake

  • 20 chocolate coated peanut candies

  • 5 chicken nuggets

  • 1 large chocolate chip cookie

  • 1 fast food medium soda

200 calories =


Fast food makeover before

Fast Food Makeover: Before

What you might choose:

  • Quarter Pound Burger w/Cheese

  • Large Fries

  • Large Milkshake

Grams of Fat

Totals:

1770

Calories =

68

Grams of Fat =


Fast food makeover after

Fast Food Makeover: After

  • Cheeseburger

  • Small Fries

  • Bottled Water

Totals:

Grams of Fat

Calories =

560

Grams of Fat =

25


Some fat is good

Some Fat Is Good!

  • What are the benefits of fat?

    • Cushion and protect organs

    • Needed for energy

    • Helps with vitamin absorption

  • What foods have fats that are good for the body?

    • Tree nuts

    • Fish

    • Vegetable oils


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Healthy Hints

  • Try vegetables on pizza – choose fatty meat toppings less often

  • Choose grilled chicken – cut back on fried foods

  • Avoid oversized portions – choose a smaller size option

  • Be creative – try baked potato, side salads, bean burritos, or frozen yogurt – make half your plate fruits and vegetables!

  • What other healthy hints do you have?


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Activity: Fast Food Makeover


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  • Make Healthier Choices

    • Choose lower calorie, fat, and sodium foods

    • Go for smaller portions

  • Remember Energy Balance

    • Get your physical activity

    • Balance the calories you need with the calories you eat

Questions?


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