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Americans live a hectic life, they have to take their kids to school, take care of the household, go to work, and provide their family with food. 17 hours is usually not enough time for people to successfully accomplish everything on their list. Therefore, in order to increase time spent on other things, people will decrease their time spent on making food and get the faster option, fast food. There are millions of fast food places around the country but in nearly every case the food is greasy and not healthy. Unable to realize the long term effects the consumption of fast food can have, thousands of Americans still can not resist going there. With speed as the only positive factor, how can people continue to expose their families to such unhealthy food alternatives?

BAILEY, COURTNEY. "Supersizing America: Fatness and Post-9/11 Cultural Anxieties." Journal of Popular Culture 43.3 (2010): 441-462. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.

This article proved how the consumption of fast food can negatively impact people. It provided me with facts and examples that are greatly represented in every day life. In the Article the author also discusses the very popular movie “Super Size Me” which was created in an effort to convince people to not eat at fast food restaurants.

Howe, Nicholas. "FAST-FOOD AMERICA." Kenyon Review 24.3/4 (2002): 174. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.

The author of this article tells people true stories about the affects the greasy food has had on people. These stories help provide a sense of reality to the situation, and provide non-believers real life examples helping them to see this situation as a true problem.

"Fast food's yummy secret." Economist 376.8441 (2005): 60-62. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.

Opposing the content of the other articles, this one talks about the success of fast food chains, and how they got started. I thought that this would be useful in the start of...
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