Childhood and Working Adult Obesity

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Childhood and Working Adult Obesity

Dr. Jarmese Sherrod-Winsley

Childhood and Working Adults Obesity

What is the biggest business in the United States that helps us with our hectic daily schedules that the average person has to deal with and that is the fast food industry. Are they helping or hurting the people of the United States with nutrition and health issues the answer is no, childhood and working adult obesity is the number-one health problem among people, and it is closely linked to the nutrition of choice, fast food. There are some main reasons behind the tremendous success of fast food giants and how they could proceed with their business but not having the concern of health and wellness in mind. For that I have selected to talk about two of the many fast-food restaurants such as Subway and Burger King. What is the difference between the two restaurants; how the menus and meals are not the choice for a typical family. The main problem facing Subway and Burger King are associated with cost vs. healthy choices for today’s children and working adult.

Eating at fast food puts you at risk for health problems; of the two fast food restaurants mention how many are there in the world? There are approximately 459,490 (Rehman, 2011, p. 1) fast food restaurants. Out of these there are 33,749 Subway restaurants and 12,200 Burger King Restaurants in the United States; both restaurants have corporate and franchise stores and they both have a large amount of selection of food to include breakfast meals and kid’s meals. By selecting these two fast food restaurants in the United States let’s look at what health risks (Henshaw, 2012, p. 1) are associated with fast food. Many people do not understand how a fast food restaurant can affect their health. Even though Subway uses baked breads and processed meats, while Burger King uses fried foods and greasy hamburgers; the majority of fast food items are packed with sodium, cholesterol, and...
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