How Fast food affects the World

By Elisabeth Klumpyan


Fast food has been a big part of the American economy since it was first created in Rome.Most Americans visit a fast food restaurant each day.Fast food is a term for food that can be prepared fast but that doesn't mean it is always healthy. People have depended on fast food restaurants for quick dinners after a soccer practice or for food at a low price.Sometimes it feels like fast food runs our country. Yet there are so many things wrong with it.

Kids and fast food

Child obesity has doubled in the past 30 years and 17% of children ages 2 to 19 are obese. McDonalds and Culvers are not the only junk that is given to kids. Energy drinks such as Monster is being drunk by kids ages 10-19 all the time. A monster energy drink is equal to 14 cans of coke. It is cause child obesity all across the country.

Fast Food Ads

Fast food Ads have had a huge impact on the way people see fast food. A study of almost 100,000 food ads on TV showed that 89% of ads that teenagers see are promoting products high in fat, sugar, and/or sodium. The average teen in the U.S. sees 15 food ads a day commercials influence on you can add up especially when you consider that these ads can affect how you eat without you knowing it. Ads push supersized meals, promising better value for bigger portions.These commercials show you how unhealthy fast food can be.

Medical conditions

Fast food can cause serious medical conditions and can change your future very quickly. Some of these conditions are asthma, eczema, and hay fever. These medical conditions may seem small but the big ones are on their way. Type 2 diabetes is the main medical condition caused by fast food and obesity. Type 2 diabetes typically develops after age 40 but can appear earlier and has recently begun to appear with more frequency in children.In this form of diabetes the pancreas still produces insulin, but the body does not produce enough or is not able to use it effectively.
Fast Food Causing Major Health Problems In Children