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By Andrew F. Smith

Eating junk nutrients and quickly meals is a brilliant all-American ardour. American young children and grownups love their sweet bars, monstrous Macs and supersized fries, Doritos, Twinkies, and strong Humor ice cream bars. The disastrous healthiness results from the big urge for food for those processed fats- and sugar-loaded meals are good publicized now. This was once relatively dramatically evidenced by way of tremendous dimension Me (2004), filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's 30-day all-McDonald's nutrition within which his liver suffered a similar poisoning as though he have been on a longer alcohol binge. via elevated globalization, American well known nutrients tradition is being more and more emulated somewhere else on the planet, resembling China, with the possibility of related disastrous results. This A-to-Z reference is the 1st to target the junk nutrition and speedy foodstuff phenomena from a mess of angles as well as healthiness and vitamin issues. greater than 250 essay entries objectively discover the scope of the subjects to light up the yankee approach via items, enterprises and marketers, social historical past, pop culture, agencies, matters, politics, commercialism and consumerism, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Localization To attract people in other countries to their establishments, McDonald’s and other fast food operations have offered variations on the American menu. Espresso and cold pasta are offered in Italy. McHuevos (poached eggs in buns) are sold in Uruguay. Frankfurters (large sausages) are offered at McDonald’s in Germany. Vegetarian burgers are offered in the Netherlands and India, and McLaks (salmon sandwiches) are offered in Norway. This process of localization has been very successful.

Department of Agriculture released MyPyramid, based on its revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans. MyPyramid recommends twelve different food pyramids based upon age, sex, and physical activity. 2006 After extensive pressure from consumer groups, the three major soft drink companies, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Cadbury Schweppes agreed to ban sweet sodas from sale in schools. xli v A&W Root Beer Roy Allen, who refurbished old hotels, met a pharmacist who had perfected a recipe for making root beer.

Other sugared Chronology cereals were soon released, including several by the Kellogg Company, and General Mills introduced Trix in 1954. Jack in the Box was started by Robert O. Peterson in San Diego. As of 2005, Jack in the Box was the fifth-largest hamburger chain in America and had 1,670 outlets nationwide. Leo Maranz went into partnership with Harry Axene in Chicago to create Tastee-Freez. 1952 Harlan Sanders, a restaurant owner in Corbin, Kentucky, sold his first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise.

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