•In 1972, America spent 3 billion a year on fast food; today, the estimated expenditure is more than $110 billion.

•McDonald’s feeds more than 46 million people a day – more than the entire population of Spain

•There are only 7 items on the Mc Donald’s menu with no sugar: -French fries, Iced tea, Diet Coke, Chicken Mc Nuggets, Hash browns, Sausage, Coffee

•Premium salads at Mc Donald’s have 51 grams of fat and have more calories than a Big Mac. Eating one provides you with 79% of your daily fat intake.

•French fries are the most eaten vegetable in America

•You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Super Sized Coke, fries and Big Mac

•Mc Nuggets – are made from chickens pumped with hormones so that have unusually large breasts. The chickens are put into a machine whole, their heads are chopped off, and then the rest of their bodies, including feces, comes out of the machine in chicken Mc Nuggets.

•Fast food may cause a a drug like effect within the brain: The taste keeps people wanting more, the food affects mood and it can become addicting.

•In the US, average adult consumption of soft drinks is around 500 cans a year. Cars have introduced different cup holders for the Double Big Gulps, which are a ½ gallon of soda and are between 600-800 calories depending on how much ice is in them.

•30 billion dollars is spent each year on diet products and weight loss programs. That is 2.5 times what Americans spend on fitness and health.

•Since 1980 to the present, the amount of children who are obese has doubled. Obesity is now second only to smoking as a major cause of preventable death with over 400,000 preventable illnesses related to obesity each year.

•The junk food industry deliberately targets children as young as 2 in a bid to create brand preference and lifelong loyalty.

•Many children now prefer man-made flavours to the taste of real food. How will they ever switch to fresh, unadulterated food?

•The metal can costs more than the ingredients, which are primarily water mixed with additives, sugar or sweetener, and caffeine. A can of cola contains 10 teaspoons of sugar.

•Flavourings and colourings can cause asthma, rashes and hyperactivity. Many countries – but not the UK – ban them from children’s food.

•Companies spend billions on selling and marketing their products. Mc Donald’s spent 1.4 billion on direct advertising. But the 5 A Day Fruit and Vegetable Campaign only spent 2 million a year. How can they even compete in trying to educate about good, healthy food choices with so much less money?


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