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*Citations for 2 Scholarly Journal Articles:
Pereira, Mark A., et al. "Fast-food habits, weight gain, and insulin resistance (the CARDIA study): 15-year prospective analysis."Â The LancetÂ 365.9453 (2005): 36-42.
Chang, Wen-Ruey, et al. "Objective and subjective measurements of slipperiness in fast-food restaurants in the USA and their comparison with the previous results obtained in Taiwan."Â Safety scienceÂ 44.10 (2006): 891-903.
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Fast food is something that is prepared and served very quickly and came into existence for the first time in the United States. As far as the employment sector offered by the fast food chain is considered, the National Employment Law Project in 2013 wrote that nearly 52% of the working population in the United States is employed in the fast food chain either as restaurant managers or cooks or as delivery personnel. The front line of this industry is rising at an alarming rate despite having several advantages as well as disadvantages. Since these food items do not require and specific design to sit and eat, they are considered as finger food and highly helpful in filling the hunger in this fast world. While one is devoid of time to cook and drained of energy to wait in a queue in a restaurant, these fast food joints are speeding up as one literally dies not need to wait while satisfying the hunger in this respect. While the concept of fast food has several advantages as it is easy to prepare, easy to consume and is tasty, it also has several disadvantages. The major cause of obesity in children and adults is attributable to fast food. The food is often not prepared in hygienic conditions and is prepared out of unhealthy ingredients. The consumption has resulted in low mortality rate and severe gastric and pancreatic diseases are rising because of fast food. The major varieties include fish and chips, hot dogs, French fries, chicken nuggets, hamburgers, onion rings, and pitas and so on.
Fast food is one of the biggest social problems in the world as of now. The negative effect of fast food over the health factors of individuals is known to all. Obesity, heart diseases, peptic ulcer, high cholesterol, stress and acidity these are some of the most common diseases that every second individual is going through nowadays. The major reason for all these is nothing but consumption of a large amount of fast food from the street joints. Health conditions are deteriorating at an alarming rate regularly, and the direct cause of all these is nothing but fast food in some form or the other.
Another reason fast food is a social problem is because it is constantly bringing down the quality time that used to belong to the families. All the members of a family consider it more feasible to consume something from the street joints rather than investing time after cooking and cleaning dishes. The family members generally go out and take something of their own choice from some or the other fast food centre and satisfy their hunger. Thus, the family time is degradingly coming down, and the reason is in some way fast food.
Another reason is the CSR Halo effect. This Corporate Social Responsibility Effect is a phrase that is used to judge the categorical judgments that are often put forth by customers in a generalized context. For instance, if a person on one occasion gets a negative impression about one outlet of any fast food chain, he is likely to criticize all the other outlets of that chain. While good experience accelerates sale, the bad experience is equally detrimental for positive sales. Hence, the halo effect is a major setback for the economic growth of the fast food sector.
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1. What has been done?
The fast food industry is one of the most vibrant industries in today's world employing about 56% of the US population. The surveys show that fast food is so addictive that when a child starts with his habits of having fast food he changes and develops a strong relation with it and develops addiction towards it (Brindal). The life in the fast lane has made the fast food more common in the market, so the chances of obesity and diabetic patients number increases too. Nevertheless, the fast food change sensed the need and introduced healthy food to attract clients. However, the products those are offered gives a high amount of calories that makes the diet unhealthy for the consumers. Burger King, Whopper's Value Meal, Taco Bell's are few of the major brands to sell such unhealthy food products.
2. What is being done?
The fast food chains have understood the concern of the society that affects the obesity in people who are consuming fast food on a regular basis. Thus to counter this social challenge that is affecting the health of the people, the businesses came up with a plan that would help them in fighting the extra calories. Hence, the healthy alternatives for a healthy lifestyle were introduced by the fast-food chains that had the elements like salads, lesser calories in their offerings, which makes the health conscious people attracted towards the same. Again, health camps like blood pressure check, cholesterol measurements, health check up, public awareness campaigns about the relationship between junk food and obesity and related diseases. Such responsible behavior has enhanced the public awareness about junk food and its contents while have also added items in the menu that have a diet with balanced calories to gain consumers confidence (Suter).
3. What needs to be done?
The brands in the Fast food business have already started introducing food items that are health friendly and tasty which have a dual advantage. It attracts people towards it while also makes sure that the delivery is fast and fresh food is being served to the clients. However, much more needs to be done. The days of oil less food preparation technology have come, this may alter the taste, but a new taste may appear that may attract people's taste buds (Suter). The issues of public health need to be a the primary concern for the industry as it employees a bulk of working population which means survival of the industry is important, and so the negativity surrounding the fast food chain needs to be demolished. New variety like fresh salads, low-fat food, the newer variety of preparation that involves lesser oil can be brought in as the reports from Australia suggests that 75% of all disease comes from the high body mass where fast food calorie intake is a big part. The medical specialist is in the view that obesity is growing like a disease that needs to be controlled where a social awareness and action is needed.
List of references
Brindal, E. 'Exploring Fast Food Consumption And Social Behavior'. (2014). Web. 23 Oct. 2015.
Suter, Pete. 'The Impact Of Fast Food On Local Community'. Christian Values and the Global Community 14.2 (2006): 34
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