Did you know that according to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation…
1. 500,000 plus is the total number of fast food chains/restaurants located on this Earth (Fast).
2. 157,000,000 is the number of instances per month that children ranging from the ages of six through fourteen consume food/beverages from fast food chains/restaurants (Fast).
3. 96% is the percentage of school aged children who are able to correctly identify a picture or photo of Ronald McDonald (McDonald’s “mascot”). Interestingly, Santa Claus was the single individual to be correctly identified by a larger percentage of these same aged school children (Fast).
4. $100 billion is the total sum of money that the American public spends on food/beverages from fast food chains/restaurants per year (Fast).
How do these statistics speak to the grip that the fast food industry has on America’s food culture as well as consumers from all over the world?
Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,
“Fast Food.” PAMF. n.d. Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. <http://www.pamf.org/teen/health/nutrition/fastfood.html>