Fast Food

Fast Food

by Lauri S. Scherer

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues: Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text, Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics, Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information, Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension, Glossary, annotated bibliography, websites, and organizations to contact supplement student research

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737769227
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/16/2013
Series: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Is Fast Food Harmful?

1 Fast Food Is Addictive Kelly Brownell Mark Gold 12

2 Big Mac Attack: Super Size Me Asks the Question Is McDonald's Unappealing-or Irresistible? Jacob Sullum 20

3 Eating Fast Food and Junk Food Has Serious Health Consequences George Monbiot 24

4 Subway Restaurants Partner with American College of Cardiology Food and Beverage Close-Up 30

5 Fast Food Is Responsible for Making Children Fat Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 33

6 Does Fast-Food Marketing Make Kids Fat? Baylen Linnekin 41

7 Fast-Food Restaurants Create "Food Deserts" in Low-Income Communities Jennifer Wehunt 45

8 So-Called Food Deserts Do Not Really Exist Peter Wilson 51

Chapter 2 How Should Fast Food Be Marketed?

1 Toys Should Only Be Included in Kids' Fast-Food Meals That Meet Nutrition Standards Center for Science in the Public Interest 59

2 Toys Should Not Be Banned from Kids' Fast-Food Meals Michael Yaki 64

3 Fast-Food Restaurants Should Be Required to Post Their Products' Nutrition Information Margo Wootan 69

4 Posting Fast-Food Nutrition Information Makes Little Difference in What People Order Monica Eng 75

5 Fast-Food Ads Should Be Banned During Children's Programming Kathy Chapman 82

Chapter 3 Should Restrictions Be Placed on Fast Food?

1 A Tax for Health Julia M. Gallo-Torres 88

2 Soda Should Not Be Taxed David Gratzer 91

3 Fast Food Should Be Banned Near Schools Micah White 99

4 Fast Food Should Not Be Banned Near Schools Los Angeles Times 104

5 People Should Be Able to Spend Food Stamps on Fast Food Sherrie Tussler 108

6 People Should Not Be Able to Spend Food Stamps on Fast Food Denise Williams 114

Facts About Fast Food 121

Organizations to Contact 125

For Further Reading 129

Index 134

Picture Credits 140

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