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Fast Food Health

This Video Makes It Abundantly Clear How Much Salt, Sugar And Fat Are In Fast Food

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living

It's not exactly a secret that many fast food items are unhealthy, loaded with high amounts of salt and sugar. After all, just check out the report on...

Do You Eat Fast Food? (POLL)

Posted 09.20.2013 | MarloThomas


Top 10 Lies Told by McDonald's CEO at Annual Shareholder's Meeting

Michele Simon | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

Last week at McDonald's annual shareholder's meeting, CEO Don Thompson got caught off-guard when a team of 15 advocates descended upon corporate headquarters to question the fast food leader's relentless exploitation of children and communities of color.

What Nutrition Pros Eat At Chain Restaurants

Julie Upton | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

I travel a lot for work and often find myself in airports and in unfamiliar cities wondering where and what I can eat that will fill me up, not out. Since eating out makes it harder to keep your daily calories in check, you have to learn how to dodge the calorie minefields in restaurant menus.

BMI Decreases The Further You Live From This

Posted 05.20.2013 | Black Voices

Fast food isn't the only culprit in the country's growing obesity epidemic, a study from UCLA claimed earlier this year. But before letting McDonald's...

Fast Food Still Unhealthy: What You Can Do

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

With so much attention on the relationship between obesity and eating out, has the fast-food industry improved their offerings over the years? It seems that the choices today are not that much healthier, a new study says.

What's Lurking In Your Fast Food?

Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sunny Sea Gold for Millions of Americans eat burgers, sodas and fries every day, so you'd assume that any ingredients and chemical...

The Latest McFib: Our Food Is Healthy

Andy Bellatti | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Last week, in what is yet another example of Big Food's symbiotic relationship with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, McDonald's Director of Nutrition spoke to her fellow colleagues at the Utah Dietetic Association meeting about the chain's new "healthy initiatives."

Most Kids' Meals at Restaurant Chains Are Unhealthy: What You Can Do

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist advocating for healthy choices and educating families on nutrition and healthy eating, here are six things you can do when taking youngsters out to eat in a restaurant.

Americans Eating Less Fast Food

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported some good news for nutrition activists and others hoping to help Americans eat healthier. A new report found that American adults are consuming fewer calories from fast food than they were several years ago.

Why the Other NRA Loves the First Lady

Michele Simon | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

The National Restaurant Association is largely responsible for lobbying to keep the federal-tipped minimum wage at a paltry $2.13 an hour. Unfortunately, the topic of worker rights never came up in the speech the first lady gave to the NRA in September of 2010.

Study Grades the Nutritional Quality of Fast-Food Menus

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

From a nutritional point of view, if we were to invent the worst diet ever -- one with a component list designed uniquely for unhealthy weight gain and cardiovascular and metabolic morbidity -- we'd be hard pressed to imagine one worse than the typical fast food regimen.

Fast Food Industry Resolutions We'd Like To See For 2013

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.27.2012 | Home

The fast food industry continues to be one of the most powerful forces in the U.S. and across the globe, affecting not just the daily lives of people ...

Your Arteries On A Single Fast Food Order

Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Kristin Kirkpatrick, R.D. for It's pretty doubtful that a person would sit in the drive-thru line of a fast-food chain and order a...

Fast Food Study Participants Packed On Weight, Health Problems

Posted 10.05.2012 | Home

We're going to go ahead and put this in the, "No, really?" column. Participants in a Washington University School of Medicine fast food study packed o...

KFC Debuts Original Recipe Bites

Posted 07.10.2012 | Home

KFC is going portable with Original Recipe Bites, a new offering just introduced with the tagline, "bite-sized chicken, all grown up.” If you th...

Say Cheese! An Adventure With Fast Food

Janice Harper | Posted 06.08.2012 | Home
Janice Harper

I mean, really. I said four or five times I didn't want any cheeseburgers. Was throwing them in some kind of insult? Later that night, we smelled something awful.

These Workers Think Their Jobs Are Hurting The World

Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

They may feed millions of hungry consumers on a daily basis, but fast food workers say their job is hurting the world. More than 40 percent of fas...

Why Making Fast Food Healthier Is Pointless

AP | By CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Americans talk skinny but eat fat. No matter that First Lady Michelle Obama has been on a crusade for a year and a half to slim down the ...

Subway Debuts 'Healthy' New Bread

Posted 10.02.2011 | Home

Subway, the world's biggest food chain by the number of outlets, has just announced plans to start adding vitamin D and calcium to the bread it uses i...

McDonald's: Endangering Americans For 56 Years

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home
Michael F. Jacobson

In the 56 April 15ths that have passed by since Ray Kroc's dream became a reality, McDonald's has coarsened our palates, expanded our waistlines, clogged our arteries, and brainwashed our children with toy-based marketing.

The Greatest Gifts

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wendy Gordon

There is no more precious a gift that a parent could give his kids than the family dinner ritual. This book gives not only every reason why, but every possible way how.

How Bad Is McDonald's Food?

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

Our fast-food culture has produced a population with widespread chronic illness and is a primary reason that health care costs are taking a devastating toll on just about everyone.

Americans Don't Eat Enough Vegetables, Despite Obesity, Health Concerns

New York Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Despite two decades of public health initiatives, stricter government dietary guidelines, record growth of farmers' markets and the ease of products l...

Why McDonald's Is Getting it Wrong

Ujwal Arkalgud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ujwal Arkalgud

McDonald's seems to be trying to re-position itself with changes in the menu and ads featuring what could only be imagined as cultured, urban, hip women getting together to eat a healthy meal at the restaurant. But it won't work.