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Introduction to American Society. Lesson 12. Food. Japan: Gohan and okazu US: the four food groups. Diets and Health. 60% of Americans are overweight.

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Japan: Gohan and okazu

US: the four food groups

diets and health
Diets and Health

60% of Americans are overweight.

“The typical fast food meal -- hamburger, large fries, large soft drink and dessert -- includes as many calories as one person is supposed to eat in an entire day. “ (cnn)

Popular diet methods:

pills, drinks, low fat diets

New: Atkins, South Beach diets (low-carb)


Here are some interesting facts about transportation in the US:

  • Daily Travel Quick Facts
  • Long Distance Travel Quick Facts

You see from these pages that:

Most Americans use cars every day.

Cars are used for long distance travel.

Trains and buses are rarely used.


Media includes newspapers, television, radio,

books, magazines, and internet

What kind of media do YOU use the most?

In America, Team (2003)

surveyed 2,618 people 13 to 24

Young Americans’ ActivityHours per week

Internet surfing16.7 hours

Watching TV13.6 hours

Radio12 hours

Talking on phone 7.7 hours

Reading books/magazines 6 hours

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