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Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food

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ASalinas96, February 25, 2009 (view all comments by ASalinas96)
I thought It was a very good book ,I learned a lot of things that I didn't know... and some I wish I hadn't at all.
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lolor13, June 21, 2007 (view all comments by lolor13)
"Chew on This" was a great yet disturbing book on how sickening our nation and even world is. McDonalds and other chains are EVERYWHERE. The worst part is the McDonalds started out just a small town restraunt. Read it to learn more. I am proud to say I am now a vegitarian.
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TennisMe2, September 21, 2006 (view all comments by TennisMe2)
As disheartening as "Chew On This " was, it read like a page turner thriller. I couldn't put it down. I am heart sick at the treatment of fast food animals in this country and had no idea this was going on. I rarely eat at fast food chains, mostly on a rare occasion to get a coffee or a fast food breakfast. Perhaps twice a year. A boycott from me would hardly be effective, but none the less that's what I indtend to do. Thank you Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson for opening my eyes.
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Product Details

Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food
Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson
Wartella, M.
Wilson, Charles
Schlosser, Eric
HMH Books for Young Readers
Food industry and trade
Fast food restaurants
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Health & Daily Living - Diet & Nutrition
Health - Diet & Nutrition
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
May 2006
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 7
Black-and-white photographs
8.36x5.88x1.20 in. 1.13 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 320 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618710317 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The author of Fast Food Nation partners with Wilson to serve up a stinging, often startling expos on this country's pervasive, lucrative fast-food industry, for young people. The book's scope is exhaustive and sometimes exhausting, starting with a history of the hamburger, the advent of drive-in restaurants and the debut and mushrooming of McDonald's. The text dwells on this chain's effective if manipulative marketing campaigns aimed at children, noting that its outlets disperse more than 1.5 billion toys annually. The book also covers the plight of fast-food restaurant workers; the steep mark-up on fast-food items; the low nutritional value of many school cafeteria menus featuring fast food; and the fast-food industry's ample contribution to America's obesity epidemic. Making for sometimes unpleasant though undeniably edifying reading is a lengthy account of how the animals that provide fast food meats are fed, slaughtered and processed. In some cases, the subtitle's promise comes through in inadvertent ways, as the narrative provides perhaps an overabundance of details. But in the end, Schlosser and Wilson leave readers with a powerful suggestion that 'the solution starts with you,' urging them to consider the ramifications of placing an order at a fast-food counter, thereby setting into motion 'the ripple effect near and far.' Many who have digested the information dished out here will do as the convincing authors hope: head for the exit. Copious endnotes document sources of statistics and statements. Ages 11-13." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review A Day" by , "Chew on This, written in a brisk, accessible style, combines digestible nuggets of history, present-day anecdotes about individuals that teens may be able to relate to, and statistics that capture the startling size of the fast-food problem....Chew On This puts a nice, empowering spin on the old Burger King jingle, 'Have it your way.'...[T]his should be required fare before the next lunch bell rings." (read the entire Washington Post Book World review)
"Review" by , "Readers may not lose their appetites for McFood from this compelling study, but they will definitely come away less eager to get a McJob and more aware of the diet's attendant McMedical problems."
"Review" by , "Readers may not lose their appetites for McFood from this compelling study, but they will definitely come away less eager to get a McJob and more aware of the diet's attendant McMedical problems."
"Review" by , "From the 37-day life of the pre-McNugget chicken to the appallingly inhumane conditions of slaughterhouses and meatpacking plants....Equally disturbing is his revelation of the way that the fast-food giants have studied childhood hook the youngest consumers."
"Synopsis" by ,
In the New York Times bestseller Chew on This, Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson unwrap the fast-food industry to bring you a behind-the-scenes look at a business that both feeds and feeds off the young. Find out what really goes on at your favorite restaurants—and what lurks between those sesame seed buns.

Praised for being accessible, honest, humorous, fascinating, and alarming, Chew On This was also repeatedly referred to as a must-read for kids who regularly eat fast food. Having all the facts about fast food helps young people make healthy decisions about what they eat. Chew On This shows them that they can change the world by changing what they eat.

Chew on This also includes action steps, a discussion guide, and a new afterword by the authors.

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