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2012-06-21 13:40:01

Key factors are taste, ready access at fast food outlets, and peer influence Over half of inner city school-kids in deprived areas may be consuming fast foods/drinks at least twice a week, if the findings from one London borough are applicable elsewhere, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open. One in 10 of these children visited a fast food outlet every day, the study shows. The authors quizzed 193 pupils aged 11 to 14, living in Tower Hamlets, a deprived inner...

2011-06-30 05:00:00

In-N-Out Burger, Chick fil-A, and Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza top their categories YONKERS, N.Y., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McDonald's popular slogan may be "lovin' it" but consumers beg to differ, the fast food icon was joined by Burger King, KFC and Taco Bell among the lower ranked chains in Consumer Reports first ever major fast food ratings. The survey, based on responses from 36,733 subscribers who made more than 98,000 visits to 53 fast-food chains revealed...

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2010-11-09 06:35:00

A new study from Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity finds that children as young as 2 years of age are seeing more fast food ads than ever before, with restaurants rarely offering parents the healthier kids' meal choices. The study, the most comprehensive evaluation of fast food nutrition and marketing ever conducted, shows that fast food marketers are routinely targeting children across a wide variety of media and in restaurants. The report also found that restaurants provide...

2010-04-13 10:59:00

BOSTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With one in four Americans reportedly consuming fast food on a daily basis(1), new research which will be released on Thursday, April 22(nd) at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 19(th) Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress indicating another reason to avoid fast food; It may also be lacking in appropriate amounts of iodine. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090324/DC88061LOGO-b) Dr. Sun Young Lee...

2009-04-15 00:39:58

Fast-food and soft drinks may boost children's risk of obesity, but they also make them happy, U.S. and Chinese researchers have found. Hung-Hao Chang of National Taiwan University and Rodolfo Nayga of the University of Arkansas said programs aimed at tackling childhood obesity -- by reducing children's consumption of unhealthy food and drink -- are likely to be more effective if they also actively seek to keep children happy in other ways. Chang and Nayga used data from the National Health...

2008-09-07 03:00:17

By Grier, Sonya A Kumanyika, Shiriki K Targeted marketing of high-calorie foods and beverages to ethnic minority populations, relative to more healthful foods, may contribute to ethnic disparities in obesity and other diet-related chronic conditions. We conducted a systematic review of studies published in June 1992 through 2006 (n = 20) that permitted comparison of food and beverage marketing to African Americans versus Whites and others. Eight studies reported on product promotions, 11 on...

2007-06-01 06:00:12

By Schor, Juliet B; Ford, Margaret The Commercialization of Childhood It is now well recognized that the United States is a consumer- driven society. Private consumption comprises a rising fraction of GDP, advertising is proliferating, and consumerism, as an ideology and set of values, is widespread. Not surprisingly, those developments are not confined to adults ; they also characterize what some have called "the commercialization of childhood."1 Children are more involved than ever in...

2007-04-12 03:00:10

By Francis, Charles A Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America by Morgan Spurfock, Berkley Publishers, Penguin Group Inc., New York, NY, 2005, 308 pages. ISBN 0-399-15260-1 What sounds like a humorous book turns out to be deadly serious scholarship, and deals with a topic that could be deadly to our students. Don't Eat This Book is the written chronicle and background for the highly popular recent movie Supersize Me. When this was shown in the campus union at...

2006-05-25 11:30:07

By Mike Collett-White CANNES, France (Reuters) - Director Richard Linklater has turned a bleak 1977 science fiction novel into an animation film starring Keanu Reeves, and believes its vision of a country ruled by fear and heavy surveillance proved prescient. "A Scanner Darkly" is based on a Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, and tells the story of a group of friends who end up spying on each other as the authorities seek to crack down on "drug terrorism." U.S. troops are...

2006-05-25 12:01:33

By Mike Collett-White CANNES, France (Reuters) - U.S. director Richard Linklater has turned a bleak 1977 science fiction novel into an animation film starring Keanu Reeves, and believes its vision of a country ruled by fear and heavy surveillance proved prescient. "A Scanner Darkly" is based on a Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, and tells the story of a group of friends who end up spying on each other as the authorities seek to crack down on "drug terrorism." U.S. troops are...


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