Scary Facts About Fast Food!

March is National Nutrition Month in the United States – who ironically enough is home to over 300,000 fast food restaurants. To commemorate this month of nutrition education and information, I thought I would share this eye-opening infographic from Online Schools called, “Everything You Need to Know About Fast Food”. But before I do, I would like to bring the following 4 facts about the fast food industry to your attention; food for thought – if you will :)!

  • One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.
  • Every month, about 9 out of 10 American children visit a McDonald’s restaurant.
  • Second only to Santa Claus, Ronald McDonald is recognized by over 96% of American children.
  • Eating fast food can result in high levels of insulin, which has been linked to rising incidences of Type 2 Diabetes.

For more of these scary fast food facts, visit the Examiner.com website.

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fast food industry infographic Scary Facts About Fast Food!

So the next time you are about to stuff your face with another fast food burger or box of large fries, take a moment to remember what it is exactly that you’ll be ingesting.

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Ingrid Abboud aka 'Griddy' is a whole lot of things with a ridiculous amount of interests. For one, I'm a Social Media enthusiast with a tremendous passion for writing and blogging. I'm also a pretty cool Copywriter but a more serious MarCom Consultant. But most of all, I'm the proud owner and driving force behind nittyGriddy.com - A Kinda Social Media Journal with Net News & more.

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  • anonymous

    Ingrid, i really appreciate all the work you put into your media journal. my eyes have been opened to the effects fast food on our lives, and how dangerous it really is. plus i wanna ram you.

  • Cassandradee

    WOW! This is incredible, disgusting but incredible at the same time. This is what i have tried to tell people over my blog. Though i cant find a website that could have facts that everyone can believe in. This post is allot like others i’ve seen and i believe it to be correct though there are some people in the world who just don’t get how bad this is. McDonalds is one of the largest industries in the world, it has the most heath violations and most of the food is literally questionable but yet again due to money it is allowed to stay open. Its sad really. Im glad to see other people in the world learning about these things and trying to share them with the world. -Cassandradeeshelp.wordpress.com

  • Chris Skwarek

    im doing a school persuasive paper on fast food in school cafeterias do you have any good places to find info at?

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    Which fast food restaurant would you say has a good Double Cheeseburger?

  • http://www.aviglatt.com kosher

    that’s was great stats, well i do hope this numbers remind you on what you get on every burgers you ate.

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hi there,
      Glad you enjoyed the infographic. Well, I tend to forget sometimes, but seeing your comment today, I’ve just been reminded once again of the crap we sometimes eat :).
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      Cheers

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    The job of the parents is to inform their children of the pros and cons of eating unhealthy food. If they love their children they should not let them over indulge.

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    • Griddy

      Hello,
      Glad you like the design of my blog :). You are more than welcome to use the info from here and link back :). Thanks for asking.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/rahayel Anthony Rahayel

    Very nice article
    can i publish it on http://www.beirutNightLife.com ?

    • Griddy

      Hi Anthony! I’m glad you liked it and I appreciate your comment and support. Thanks a lot. In regards to publishing it on your very cool Beirut Night Life website – sure, sounds good :) – but lets discuss it tomorrow or this weekend to see how to go about that. Will contact you to discuss it further.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/rahayel Anthony Rahayel

    Very nice article
    can i publish it on http://www.beirutNightLife.com ?

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hi Anthony! I’m glad you liked it and I appreciate your comment and support. Thanks a lot. In regards to publishing it on your very cool Beirut Night Life website – sure, sounds good :) – but lets discuss it tomorrow or this weekend to see how to go about that. Will contact you to discuss it further.

      • Ron Jeremy

        Eating McDonalds and whatever they put in it has actualy caused my Penis to grow three inches. I can only think of positives for eating fast food. Or maybe its your pic that has made it grow three inches…

  • http://www.moodfoodblog.com joudie

    DONT EAT FAST FOOD. ITS SO BAD FOR YOU!!! These facts are scary. MOOD FOOD all the way….

    • Griddy

      I keep saying I won’t – especially after watching documentaries and reading facts like this – but I always cave :(!!! Joudie bring some MOOD FOOD our way! Guys check out Joudie’s awesome cooking at http://www.moodfoodblog.com!

  • http://www.moodfoodblog.com/ joudie

    DONT EAT FAST FOOD. ITS SO BAD FOR YOU!!! These facts are scary. MOOD FOOD all the way….

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      I keep saying I won’t – especially after watching documentaries and reading facts like this – but I always cave :(!!! Joudie bring some MOOD FOOD our way! Guys check out Joudie’s awesome cooking at http://www.moodfoodblog.com!

      • EMarWil

        ….Ingrid, you are choosing to utilize your’ picture and blogs to ‘put yourself out there.’ Use the space between your’ ears…not the space between your’ legs.

  • Marwan

    please get the movie Food Inc… it's a michael moore type movie, and it'll blow your mind away…

    • Griddy

      Hey Marwan,
      I actually know of it but haven’t had the chance to see it yet. Will do though! Thanks.

  • Marwan

    please get the movie Food Inc… it's a michael moore type movie, and it'll blow your mind away…

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Marwan,
      I actually know of it but haven’t had the chance to see it yet. Will do though! Thanks.