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Why a Fast-Food Nation Needs a Slow-Food Movement

Spend More Time in the Kitchen and at the Table

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LILLIPUTIANNA

7/10/2014 10:56:24 AM

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"We all need to slow down?"

That's adorable. Ameicans eat the way they do, because our lives and our jobs pressure us to do so. If you have a job that allows you to "make time" to prepare food, congrats to you! However most working Americans don't.

WEARINGTHIN

6/2/2014 12:30:50 AM

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The article mentions the buy one get one free coupons. As my wife used to say whenever I was interested in the large, marked down bag of chips, "A bargain isn't always a bargain." Glenn

IRISH_LAS

5/31/2014 6:16:49 PM

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Not to mention that you can get burgers for $1, and salads are $7 (depending on where you are)

THESUBY

4/20/2014 11:13:33 PM

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I use the computer during breakfast: I go through my SparkCoach program while I'm eating. I think that's good company and a good start for the day, especially since I live alone.

LILLITH32

9/9/2013 4:18:52 AM

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You can make 'fast' food at home (like breakfast wraps that you can freeze and then microwave for breakfast) and then take them with you on the go. Being busy is not an excuse anymore.

DELLMEL

9/3/2013 12:11:55 PM

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Fast food is so damaging to our kids today. They have made it where mothers can go to the fast food with their food stamps. That's just gone too far.

JUSTJOSS

2/12/2013 9:34:59 AM

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I gave up "drive thru" eating back on December 1. I have not eaten anything that comes from a restaurant with a drive thru window. Although it was tough at first, I have never felt better.

MOMMACASSEY

2/12/2013 9:26:54 AM

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I love the point about brown-bagging it. I heard a story during earlier formative years about a couple who worked hard, long shifts, had to brown bag it every day... and retired as millionnaires. Sure, there was more to the story than what they ate for lunch every day, but when I heard it, the moral of the story was, "take your lunch to work and you'll retire a millionnaire!"

I started my new job in October and last Friday, I had my first non-brown-bag lunch. It felt like splurging. It was a great lunch, but it's so much easier to track my food from home, I'm sure I won't want to do it more than once every few months. AND, I didn't have fast food for that lunch... I ordered it and picked it up from a sit-down restaurant, then brought it back to work to actually eat it.

RACEWELLWON

2/12/2013 9:10:13 AM

Years ago people went to work with their lunch and really , work hours are better - we have labor laws. Even if you have to work through lunch you can still eat healthy. Getting married to Rich man is Fable and will not solve your problems - be creative , pack your lunch and find your own to the top. Good artilce - I refuse to eat Fast Food Period.

ANATASHIKI

2/12/2013 6:46:02 AM

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that's because we all forgot that we work so we live not we live so we work. wasting all our time working became the only acceptable norm. it's not normal , it will never be. we pay too much for our "modern"life comfort.

JENNKFIT

2/12/2013 6:04:07 AM

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Amazing ideas, but in America it's not easy finding a city and lifestyle that allows you to do these things. If you know of a job that allows you to eat lunch and NOT work at the same time AND pays the bills let me know! I'm lucky to get 5 minutes to cram whatever I brought in and then I throw a bunch of it out because I have to work on something else.

My dream is to marry a rich guy and be a stay at home mom so I have endless free time for health!

SHIRE33

1/27/2012 8:12:29 AM

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It was one of those books that I could only read about a chapter or half a chapter at a time. Then I had to put it down and sit there shocked for awhile and come back to it later. People should know this stuff. The book is at least 10 years old now and still so true.

GARDENSTAR

1/27/2012 2:30:22 AM

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" Fast Food Nation" turned my stepson into an organic farmer who will not feed his young daughter anything that is not organic. The book is a real eye opener.

SHIRE33

1/26/2012 12:53:38 PM

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Good points. I thought it'd include a reference to Eric Schlosser's book Fast Food Nation, but it didn't. Really good book (and documentary) about the history of our obsession with fast food and the effect it has on us economically, socially, and physically.

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