The United Hot Dogs of America
"Hot dogs have become an integral part of the American barbecue,
and this Fourth of July there are bound to be thousands of weenies getting grilled in backyards across the country." (esquire.com)
food ads "Take a seat and watch the 200 junk food ads during Saturday
- 8 of them every 10 minutes.
On average, children will watch 40,000 TV ads per year.
One fourth will sell candy, empty cereals, fast food, and soft drinks,
all using creative and alluring cartoon icons to peddle empty nutrition."
Junk food"is food that is unhealthy and/or has poor nutritional value,
according to the Food Standards Agency (UK)." (Wikipedia)
food(merriam-webster.com) 1 : food that is high in calories but low in nutritional content
2 : something that is appealing or enjoyable but of little or no real
Ronald McDonald and Tony the Tiger banned from junk food adverts - 8 December 2016
"Social media sites have been ordered to block junk food adverts aimed at children under a new crackdown which also bans cartoon characters
like Ronald McDonald and Tony Tiger from all promotional material of unhealthy food..."
The Effects of fast food on the Body - an infographic
"Fast foods often contain too many calories and too little nutrition. If fast food is a regular component of your diet, you might find yourself struggling with weight problems and ill health." (healthline.com)
Diet swap experiment reveals junk food's harm to gut - 28 April 2015
"Researchers asked people to switch diets for two weeks - 20 US volunteers moved to a low-fat, high-fibre diet while 20 volunteers from rural Africa were asked to eat more "junk" food..." (BBC)
"The law limits toys with meals containing more than
600 calories or excessive fat, salt and sugar."
Fast Food Fact Finder - interactive
"Try our fun interactive tool to find out more about common fast food items - you may be surprised! You can also pick out a meal and see how the calories add up." (cvshealthresources.com)
Leisure centre 'junk food' alert
"Vending machines stocked with unhealthy snacks in leisure centres run the risk of fuelling childhood obesity, warn experts...
Children's meals on offer at the 35 venues spot-checked were dominated by chips, nuggets, sausages and burgers...
it should be made a requirement that vending machines in publicly owned facilities are stocked with healthier products...
Confectionery, crisps and sugary fizzy drinks have been banned from all school vending machines in England since September 2007." (BBC)
Emergency junk food flown to earthquake town (November 21, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The residents of a town cut off by last week's New Zealand earthquake have received a somewhat unusual but welcome air delivery." Try the same news story at these easier levels:Level 4 or Level 5 (breakingnewsenglish.com)
McDonald's restaurant to offer all-you-can-eat fries (April 19, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new McDonald's restaurant that will soon open in the USA will offer all-you-can-eat French fries.
The new store in St. Joseph, Missouri, is set to open in July." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
KFC To Pay $8m In Poisoning Damages (28th April, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
"A court in Australia has ordered the fast-food restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken to pay $8.3m in compensation to the family of a seven-year-old girl." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Junk food- UPDATED
"Ce scénario propose une tâche finale de prise de parole en interaction sur un sujet motivant pour les élèves puisqu’il concerne la "malbouffe".
Le niveau visé est le niveau B1." (Ac. Toulouse)
McDonald's Pulls Out of Iceland - a lesson plan
"McDonald’s restaurants in Iceland sold their last hamburgers on Saturday night as the fast food giant pulled out of the country.
WARM-UPS :MCDONALD’S / CHAINS / BANNED / FAST FOOD / BURGER (breakingnewsenglish.com)
McDonald's pulls out of Iceland
"McDonald's is to close its business in Iceland because the country's financial crisis has made it too expensive to operate its franchise." (BBC)
The Men Who Made Us Fat E01 P1+ Part 2 + Part 3 "Episode 1 of 3 Duration: 1 hour -
Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. Two thirds of British adults are overweight and one in four of us is classified as obese.
In the first of this three-part series, Jacques Peretti traces those responsible for revolutionising our eating habits, to find out how decisions made in America 40 years ago influence the way we eat now..." (dailymotion.com)
"PCRM's provocative new fast-food commercial draws attention to the link between heart disease deaths and fast food. Studies show that people who consume fast food are at a higher risk for obesity, a factor contributing to heart disease. High-fat, high-sodium offerings at fast-food restaurants include products such as KFC's Double Down Combo Meal, which has 45 grams of fat and 2,120 milligrams of sodium, and McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese Extra Value Meal, which has 61 grams of fat and 1,650 milligrams of sodium." (YouTube)
Fast Food- Video Snapshot
"Watch this video clip on the topic of cell phones and answer the questions based on what you hear." (esl-lab.com)
"Take a tour of Professor F Rankfurter's lab of horror, where
you will witness the hideous creation of a junk meal.
Discover the depths of depravity to which he sinks and the
sickening consequences of his greed if your stomach can
stand it!" +A
Gap-fill exercise (Ac. Poitiers)
Over the Hedge
"is a 2006 Americancomputer-animatedcomedy film, based on the characters from the United Mediacomic strip of the same name...
While scavenging for food, RJ the raccoon enters the cave of Vincent the bear, his only friend who has a large wagon full of human food taken from a nearby rest stop. RJ accidentally wakes Vincent from his hibernation, and in a race to escape, causes the stash to roll out onto the nearby highway and get run over. To avoid being eaten himself, RJ promises Vincent that he will completely replace the stash within the week..." (Wikipedia)
Fast Food Folk Song - Rhett & Link
"Yes! the guy's reaction is totally authentic. He had no idea we were coming, and he really got the order right (almost right).
We couldn't believe it either, so we understand the questions...." + LYRICS below the video on YouTube : "Iʼll start with a taco, soft like a cloud
I want mine crunchy, I like to eat loud.
Iʼll choose a chalupa, Iʼll grab a gordita,
and two taco salads for our senoritas..." (YouTube)
The Fast Food Song by Fast Food Rockers :
- The VIDEO(video.google.com) and the LYRICS (lyricsdownload.com)