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[2] Bernstein, Sharon. “Fast-food industry is quietly defeating Happy Meal bans.” Los Angeles Times. May 18, 2011 (7/4/11)

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If you eschew fast food but relish restaurants, you might think you’re doing your body a favor
It is clear fast food corporations don’t care about anybody-not the workers, not the animals, not the environment, and of course not people’s health. It’s all about making a profit. We would like to tell people not to buy from these fast food giants, but we know that might not always be possible. When there is no choice it is still possible to make a difference by making sure to ask for a option.

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[8] Khamsi, Roxanne. “Fast food branding makes children prefer happy meals.” New Scientist. August 6, 2007.  (7/4/11)
Children who consume fast food eat more calories overall than those who do not (either regularly or on particular days) because these low-fiber “empty calories” leave people hungry later. One study found that kids who eat fast food consume an average of about 15 percent more calories than those who do not, and gain about an extra six pounds per year as a result if they do not burn those excess calories off through exercise. Fast food was also the main food source for 29 to 38 percent of the randomly-chosen subjects in this study, and it typically replaced healthier options like fresh fruits and vegetables in their diets. [6]


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[11] Melnick, Meredith. “Study: Fast-Food Ads Target Kids with Unhealthy Food, and It Works.” Time. Monday, November 8, 2010.  (7/4/11)
However, to ensure that the nutritional information you see is still 100% accurate and up to date, I'd recommend checking out the web site of each fast food restaurant.

You bet I am! The types of foods compared (fries, hamburgers, breakfast sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, etc.) were all picked because they were the first bunch of fast food items that popped into my head when I was coming up with what to compare. They are, to me at least, the most popular stuff. However, I am aware that I may have neglected to compare other really popular foods. So, if you happen to know of a similar type of food that is sold at 2 or more fast food restaurants and would like to see it all compared side-by-side like the above items were, just leave a and suggest it. I won't make any promises, but I will try to get it done and added to this page as soon as I can.

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You bet I do. This comparison is actually part of a series of really big fast food articles I have put together. Feel free to check them out: and .

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The only reason carbs were one of the included nutrition facts for this comparison is that people are so obsessed with them that I knew I had to include them just to avoid getting emails from people requesting that carbs be added. It was sort of an email-prevention-method on my part. Here's the thing, carbs are not bad. Generally speaking, there's really just two things you should know. Some carbs are pretty junky (simple carbs like sugar and processed foods) and should be limited, while others (complex carbs like whole grains, oatmeal, , beans, fruits, vegetables, etc.) are perfectly fine and should comprise most (if not all) of your carb intake. That's it. End the carb insanity.

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African-Americans, Latinos and other people of color most likely to live in food deserts suffer disproportionately from higher rates of obesity (and therefore other diet-related disorders) than whites—and fast food is one of the main causes of this deadly disparity. Residents of food deserts typically have a plethora of fast food restaurants to choose from within walking distance of their homes, but the nearest supermarket or grocery store may be miles away, and many low-income individuals do not have access to private transportation and must work two jobs just to make ends meet. Feeding their families fast food is therefore usually quicker, easier and less expensive than shopping for and preparing home-cooked meals. However, reliance on fast food as a dietary staple (especially over long periods of time) causes dangerously unhealthy weight gain and other physical problems resulting from poor nutrition.[18]

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Healthier foods are generally more expensive than unhealthful foods, particularly in food deserts. For instance, while the overall price of fruits and vegetables in the US increased by nearly 75 percent between 1989 and 2005, the price of fatty foods dropped by more than 26 percent during the same period. [5] While such inflation has strained the food budgets of many families regardless of their financial status, the higher cost of healthy foods often puts them entirely beyond the monetary means of many lower-income people.