Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Portion Sizes and Obesity: Responses of Fast-Food Companies

        This scholarly article discusses the  effects of the fast food industry. The health effects on citizens economically, physically, and mentally. Much is covered on the pressure the companies put on people to enjoy this horrible food. They discuss the sizing of the meals in McDonalds and featuring the movie Supersize Me. The article goes into depth and evidence of the horrifying sizing in America's fast food. Authors Young and Nestle show the illusion that fast food is delicious and acceptable. American citizens are slowly losing their health to these food chains and bringing about obesity issues.

Young, Lisa R., and Marion Nestle. "Portion Sizes and Obesity: Responses of Fast-Food Companies." Journal of Public Health Policy. 2nd ed. Vol. 28. N.p.: Palgrave Macmillan Journals, n.d. 238-48. Ser. 2007. JSTOR. Palgrave Macmillan Journals, 2007. Web. 17 July 2013. <>.


  1. This is such a timely topic with all the issues about obesity and what the First Lady is trying to do. There'll be a lot of articles to choose from when doing this piece

  2. Good summary, Sofya, but how do you plan on using it?