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Exporting obesity: U.S. food choices impact the world

In my last post, I talked about the influence of popular culture on food choices both in and outside the U.S. This new Buzzfeed video is another illustration of how American food and diet are seen. 68 more words

Social Media Journalism And The Food Industry

Connor K's Second Mini Document Analysis

Link: http://www.healthfitnessfanatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/obesity.png

Summary:  This chart was accompanied by an article that was published on the USDA website on June 1st, 2010.  The chart, with information collected by the United Sates Department of Agriculture, displays the average calories gained by eating away from home, per meal.  548 more words

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Mike L's Second Mini Document Analysis

 Link: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2011/sep/10_0272.htm

Summary- In the article “Protecting Children From Harmful Food Marketing: Options for Local Government to Make a Difference”, Jennifer L. Harris and Samantha K. 579 more words

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Mike L's First Mini Document Analysis

 Link: http://www.livestrong.com/article/259534-what-are-the-benefits-of-fast-foods/

Summary- In the article “What Are the Benefits of Fast Food” by Natalie Stein, it is stated that 10% of the calories consumed in America is from fast food. 481 more words

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KFC plans to roll out edible coffee cups in the U.K.

Warren Buffett, who claims to eat like a six year-old, should love this.

KFC, owned by Yum Brands Inc. is planning to serve its customers coffee in a… 225 more words


Shake Shack beats out McDonald's in one important way

This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at entrepreneur.com.

By Kate Taylor, Entrepreneur.com

Shake Shack is proving that Millennials’ propensity to share pictures of their burgers on Instagram can affect the stock market. 283 more words


Scott H's First Document Analysis

Link: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/americans-are-obsessed-with-fast-food-the-dark-side-of-the-all-american-meal/

Summary: In this article, Eric Schlosser shows several Americans’ addiction to fast food and how it is so bad for these same people.  Schlosser wrote a book on these issues, and in this particular article, he answers questions behind his motive to write the book.   440 more words

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