FAST FOOD Fast Food
Why is fast food so popular? • Over the Hedge Clip • Convenient • Fast • Cheap • Taste good
Survey • How often to you go to a fast food restaurant? • Everyday • Once a week • 3 x a month • Once a month • Other
Do you think fast food places offer healthy choices? Whose fault is our nations obesity problem? A) Industries B) Individuals • Yes • No
Do you know any health risks of consuming too much fast food? • Yes, but don’t really care • No • I can’t remember • Yes, and it affects my food choices
Do you go for price, nutrition, taste, or convenience? A) Price B) Nutrition C) Taste D)Convenience
Did you know? • There are more than 300,000 fast food restaurants in the U.S. alone. • Every day 1 in 4 Americans visit a fast food place. • In 1970,6 billion dollars was spent a year on fast food. Today more than 142 billion is spent on it. • Today, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo products are sold in every country in the world, except North Korea. • French fries are the most eaten vegetable in America.
Other interesting Facts • You have to walk seven hours straight to burn off a super sized coke, fry, and Big Mac. • Only seven items on McDonald’s entire menu contains no sugar. • McDonald’s distributes more toys per year than Toys R Us. • McDonald’s operates more than 30,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and in 6 continents.
Let’s Test Your Fast Food Knowledge • Which of the following foods from McDonald’s has the most calories? • Chocolate Triple Thick Shake (31 oz) • McSkillet Sausage Burrito • 5 piece Chicken Selects • Large French Fries
Correct Answer • a. The 31 oz. Chocolate Triple Shake has 1160 calories, the highest calorie item on the menu. • Five Piece Chicken Strips with 630 calories • McSkillet Sausage Burrito at 610 calories • Large French Fries at 570 calories
If you drank 5 cans of Mountain Dew every week, how many extra calories would you be drinking? • 300 calories • 440 calories • 550 calories • 600 calories
Correct Answer • d. Five extra sodas mean 600 calories in a week.
Which of the following items in a Wendy’s Mandarin Chicken Salad has the least amount of calories? • Roasted Almonds • Crispy Noodles • Spring Salad Mix and Chicken • Oriental Sesame Dressing
Correct Answer b. The crispy noodles have the least amount of calories – only 70. • The Salad Spring Mix and Chicken and the Oriental Sesame Dressing are tied for the most calories at 170 • The almonds have 130 calories • In total, the salad has 520 calories
Subway‘s 6-inch Chipotle Steak and Cheese sandwich has more grams of fat than the McRibs from ? True or False
True! The Subway sandwich has 31 grams of fat, compared to the 26 grams of fat in the McRib.
Analyze Fast Food Restaurants • McDonalds: • Wendy’s: • Burger King: • Taco Bell: • Arby’s:
CHEESEBURGER Today 20 Years Ago 333 calories How many calories are in today’s cheeseburger?
CHEESEBURGER Today 20 Years Ago 333 calories 590 calories Calorie Difference: 257 calories
Calories In = Calories Out If you lift weights for1 hour and 30 minutes,you will burn approximately 257 calories.* *Based on 130-pound person
SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS 20 Years Ago Today 500 calories 1 cup spaghetti with sauce and 3 small meatballs How many calories do you think are in today's portion of spaghetti and meatballs?
SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS 20 Years Ago Today 500 calories 1 cup spaghetti with sauce and 3 small meatballs 1,025 calories 2 cups of pasta with sauce and 3 large meatballs Calorie Difference: 525 calories
Calories In = Calories Out If you houseclean for 2 hours and 35 minutes, you will burn approximately 525 calories.* *Based on 130-pound person
FRENCH FRIES 20 Years Ago Today 210 Calories 2.4 ounces How many calories are in today’s portion of fries?
FRENCH FRIES Today 20 Years Ago 210 Calories 2.4 ounces 610 Calories 6.9 ounces Calorie Difference: 400 Calories
Calories In = Calories Out If you walk leisurely for1 hour and 10 minutesyou will burn approximately 400 calories.* *Based on 160-pound person
Tips for Eating Out • Control portion sizes • Choose grilled over fried • Food should be fresh • Sauces and dressings on the side • Choose fruit, yogurt, or sherbet for dessert • Choose lean meats • Stay informed
Energy Drinks Water vs. Coke
“We knew we would get noticed against a thousand other energy drinks. We knew kids would find it cool, but we also wanted to stress the idea that it’s an energy drink, you don’t need drugs.” - Hanna Kirby, Cocaine Energy Drink Company Their slogan is: “The Legal Alternative.” “Cocaine looks so freaking tight. I NEED THIS STUFF. Next weekend, me and 3 friends are going to take a 6 hour roadtrip to NYC just to get our hands on the stuff.” - MySpace page comment
Market Value • In 2005 there was a 77% growth in energy drink sales with 2004 selling 56.3 million cases and 2005 selling 99.7 million cases. • $3.4 billion industry in 2005, expected to be $10 billion by 2010.
New brands are appearing at the rate of almost one per day • “It is estimated that 9 million cans of Energy Drinks are bought every day in the U.S.A.”
Health officials recommend no more than100mg/day Average 12 oz soda has18-55mg 12 oz coffee contains 80-120mg Caffeine * The labels simply do not deliver all the facts!!! = 91 3 Cans 8 oz. = 4.5 Cans 16 oz. = 5 Cans 16 oz. = 5 Cans 16 oz. = 344 WARNING: 11 Cans of Coke 16 oz. Source of graph: American Beverage Assoc. mg. of caffeine = 31 12 oz. 144 160 160
Banned in some European countries 16-year-old male prosecuted for impaired driving in Lehi, Utah in November ’06 “Red Bull and energy drinks are the largest growth industry in the US today."- Forbes, March 05
Caffeine • Labeling laws inconsistent • Caffeine pills require warning labels • FDA limit on colas • 65 mg per 12 oz • No limit on energy drinks • Crashes • JarradGuber • Difficulty sleeping • Downward cycle • Caffeine in energy drinks is more dangerous than caffeine in coffee • Energy drinks served cold • Coffee served hot • Effects vary from person to person • JaciLeitheiser=no effect • Amanda Smith’s son • Medications-reactions • Dulls sense of pain • May cause heatstroke
Caffeine • Ending the addiction • Withdrawal symptoms (usually short-lived): Headaches, muscle aches, temporary depression, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, and irritability • Reduce intake gradually to avoid withdrawal effects • Try halving your caffeine content each week and ending it within three weeks • If you feel extra tired, your body needs more sleep
Tooth decay • Energy drinks cause tooth decay in 3 ways • Sugary • Acidic • Low buffering capacity (i.e. ability to protect against the acidity) • How to protect against tooth decay? • Use straw positioned at back of mouth • Rinse mouth with water after drinking acidic drinks • Limit intake of sodas, sports drinks and energy drinks
Sugar • 60% increased obesity • Kate Barron • How long to add 1 lb of fat if you had 1 drink per day? • Caloric intake and diabetes • Sugary drinks adds calories ‘cause people don’t cut back at meal time • 90% of type 2 diabetes is preventable through a healthy diet and an active lifestyle • 90% of diabetics are overweight • How much sugar is in a typical energy drink? • Pass out the sugar
Health Myths • Increased health benefits • Enhances exercise results and performance • Promises of weight loss • Reduces alcohol impairment REALITY An environment has been created where consumers know little about the product.
Alcohol • Alcohol and energy drinks dangerous combination • Subjectively not drunk, but objectively very drunk • False sense of alertness, decreases perceived sleepiness • More likely to drink drunk as a result • Motor coordination is as bad as normal drinking • Increases alcohol consumption by masking alcohol’s taste and perception of drunkenness • Does not reduce effects of hangovers • C. Maureen’s 17 year old son • Mixing depressants and stimulants is dangerous • Pressing the breaks and gas pedal at same time
Alcohol • Probabilities of injury increase substantially • Twice as likely to be hurt or injured, • 2 x as likely to required medical attention, • 2 x as likely to ride with a drunk driver, • 2 x as likely to take advantage of someone sexually and • 2 x as likely be taken advantage of sexually
When mixed with alcohol Dehydration Increase of seizures Drunk driving Increased alcohol intake Studies show there is an increased use of energy drinks with alcohol consumption, illicit drug use, and non-medical use of prescription drugs. Energy Drinks with Alcohol
Marketing • Distributing them outside schools • “I’ve asked them to leave 2 times” • Violates 3 district policies • Advertising on campus • Trespassing • Wellness policy that promotes healthy food choices • Most energy drinks very similar. • Companies often only change packaging • Profit margins are very high • They make a lot of money off of you when you buy it • AKA you’re getting screwed over when you buy them