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Super Size Me Assignment

To begin with, I have seen this movie Super Size Me before in high school. This is my second time watching it and I am still shocked by what is said in this movie. With that being said, I do eat fast food quite often. I eat it about 2-3 times a week. I do not live at home so I no longer get home cooked meals from my mom. I try to cook by myself sometimes but there are only so many things I know how to make and is sometimes more convenient for me just to drive down the street and get Del Taco or Weiner Schnitzel’s. Also with work and school I try my best to bring my own lunch or eat at a restaurant rather than going to a fast food joint. This film relates to the NF15 course in many ways, one of them being that when the narrator interviewed random people on the streets, nobody knew what a calorie was. This shows that people hear the word calories and see it on every food label and everywhere they look that there’s food, but still do not know what it is. This goes to show that people do not generally care about calories and how much they take in. Most people who eat fast food also do not know how many calories they are taking in from the food that they ordered. The foods ordered from fast food restaurants do not have food labels and only some will give you a nutrition facts sheet if asked for one. The film also showed that an order of small fries had 200 calories while the large order had 600 calories. That is 3 times the amount of calories being consumed from only one item from the meal they are eating. Most people do get large orders as well when asked by the cashier. They are getting 600 calories from just French fries alone not including their burger and soda, maybe even a dessert as well. The fries alone are also ¼ of the calories needed for a physically active adult male. Another way that this film relates to the NF15…...

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