RUNNING HEAD: OBESITY IN AMERICA IS A PROBLEM 1
Obesity in America
Submitted to: Ms. Hatcher Date: February 28, 2014
RUNNING HEAD: OBESITY IN AMERICA IS A PROBLEM 2
Obesity has become very popular over the past 30 years in America. This is caused by the new fast food chains being built all over the world and being consumed by millions of people everyday.America consumes the most fast food daily and has the highest rate of obesity in the world.Obesity does not only affect the way you look, It affects the way your body functions too. Obesity can lead to multiple diseases that in some cases can lead to death.
RUNNING HEAD: OBESITY IN AMERICA IS A PROBLEM 3
Look outside your window do you see any fast food franchises? Do not be alarmed if you do seeing that everywhere you look you can usually see a fast food restaurant, it's hard not to find a fast food chain in the world at the moment considering that there are roughly 50,000 fast food chains in America and roughly 500,000 fast food restaurants in the world (Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 2014). Anything from A&W to Zaxby's anywhere from cruise ships to schools.Approximately 50 million americans eat fast food a day (Statistic Brain, 2014), Thats one sixth of the total population of America. Fast food is a growing business with new restaurants being built constantly all over the world generating billions per year.
If you ever walk into a McDonalds franchise and look at the menu you can see that there are "healthy choices" for example a salad or a smoothie but is it too good to be true, the answer is yes, Even the most "healthy" salad on the menu almost has the same amount...