Well, I've never come close to eating any of these particular foods in my entire life. I have however, made poor food choice and done so willingly and knowingly.
Nutritional information for these foods, is freely and widely available. Many people simply choose not to educate themselves or having educated themselves decided they will eat it anyway.
The companies that provide this food do so in response to consumer demand. I have yet to hear that a person was held at gunpoint by a Starbucks' barista and forced to consume a Venti Mocha Frappucino. If consumers start demanding healthier choices the companies will change their menu items.
But why only focus on restaurant/fast food? Most people eat food purchased at a grocery store and prepared at home. A person can buy a frozen deep dish double crust pizza with 4 types of cheese and 3 types of meat in the freezer section of any grocery store that could definitely hold its own against the Pizza Hut pizza listed here.
In fact, I could buy all the ingredients for the foods listed and prepare dishes at home that are WORSE nutrition-wise than anything listed here.
Educate people, get them to truly care about their health and choices will change. This in turn will change what people order at restaurants or buy at the grocery store and will alter what foods or meals companies offer.
- 3/31/2008 12:16:51 AM