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Would You Like Fries With That? “Welcome to McDonald’s; can I take your order please?” a voice asks from a speaker nestled inside a computer screen displaying what I am about to order. “Yeah, I’ll have two double cheeseburgers, a medium fry, and a medium orange Hi-C, please”. All of that for a little over four dollars; what a steal! Most Americans have no idea how many calories all that junk contains, but I am willing to say it is more than anyone’s daily recommended allowance. I realize that America’s love of junk food is definitely based on its convenience and price; healthy foods are just as easy to find but are much more expensive. Living the college lifestyle, it is much easier for me to drive not even a mile from my home to pick up something made in less than five minutes. What is the definition of junk food, exactly? Junk food is a slang word for foods with limited nutritional value. Every person has his or her own list of foods he or she calls junk foods, but I would include those high in sugar, fat and calories and low in nutrient content. Generally, they provide little in terms of protein, vitamins or minerals and they are loaded with lots of sugar and fat calories. Though companies market these products effectively, they can’t hide the real truth of their unhealthy foods. All packaged foods carry nutritional facts.
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course ENG 251 taught by Professor Jurado during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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