Essays cover the history of junk foods and convenience foods, along with information on health, diet, and current controversies surrounding the consumption of this type of food.
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• More than 700 A–Z entries on fast food, comfort food, and junk food, ranging from breakfast cereals to burgers and fries to snack chips and candy • A chronology of the significant events in the history of junk food and fast food • A bibliography containing more than 200 entries with citations to books, articles, and websites • A glossary of important terms used in the encyclopedia • A Resource Guide containing important DVDs, films and videos, and television series
"This fascinating and revealing work examines the incredible power of junk food and fast food--how nostalgic we are about them, the influence of the companies that manufacture or sell them, and their alarming affect on our country's state of health"--
Explores 20th-century American eating patterns and includes a selection of recipes reflecting contemporary tastes.
This book is a helpful guide to better informed dietary choices, and features detailed advice on the nutritional contents of Australia.s major fast food products, including kilojoule counts, portion sizes and packaging information. What are the healthy alternatives to fast food?
A provocative follow--up to the bestselling What's for Lunch?, Eat This! Focuses on the impact on children of fast food advertising -- an immense industry worth billions of dollars. Andrea Curtis shows how corporations who market to kids embed their sales pitches in all sorts of media to persuade young consumers that they have to have the foods they are manufacturing. Of course, most of this food has the potential to negatively impact the health and well--being of children. The author explains what advertising is, discusses product placement, the use of video games to sell food, the use of cartoon characters to sell products as well as acting as agents for apparently charitable fundraising ventures. In each page spread, Andrea Curtis provides insights that come from research into all aspects of the fast food industry and in the end suggests ways in which young people can push back.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 117. Chapters: French fries, Fish and chips, Poutine, Hamburger, Junk food, Taco, Dim sum, Burger King, Fast Food Nation, Hot dog, Doner kebab, Pasty, Pancake, Milkshake, List of accompaniments to french fries, Pizza delivery, Gyro, Fried chicken, Croquette, Fast food advertising, Cheesesteak, Ronald McDonald, Waffle, Cha chaan teng, Baked potato, Seattle's Best Coffee, Conveyor belt sushi, Egg and chips, Parmo, Food booth, Veggie burger, Michigan hot dog, Indian fast food, Currywurst, Hushpuppy, Steak sandwich, Condiment sachet, Value menu, Xiaochi, Food cart, Tater Tots, Breakfast sandwich, Momo, Cheese fries, Scooby Snack, Sandwich wrap, Taquito, Chicken fingers, French dip sandwich, Chinky, Onion ring, Cart noodle, The Hundred Year Lie, My Secret Life on the McJob, Fish finger, McGriddles, Eggo, Kokoretsi, Frikandel, Donair, Wrap roti, Horseshoe sandwich, Chicken sandwich, Chicken nugget, Patty, Sausage roll, Kushari, Salchipapas, Mystery meat, Meat slurry, Patty melt, Currywurst fork, Teremok, Ikayaki, Fischbrotchen, Potato waffle, Bosna, Fried onion, Value meal, Zenzi, Fast-food outplacement, Pagpag, Berenklauw, Porilainen.
Find answers to your food, body and health questions in this guide to understanding the fundamentals of good nutrition and its partner for optimum health--exercise.
The debate over junk food in schools brings up important points about childhood obesity, public health, and personal choice. All these issues are addressed as readers view arguments both for and against banning junk food in school cafeterias. The balanced, fact-filled text encourages readers to develop their own informed opinions about this issue that directly affects their lives. Colorful photographs, a detailed graphic organizer, and additional fact boxes enhance the main text to give readers a comprehensive understanding of this ongoing debate.
Examines the basic concepts of junk food through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.