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

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 318 pages
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Kids love fast food. And the fast food industry definitely loves kids. It couldn't survive without them. Did you know that the biggest toy company in the world is McDonald's? It's true. In fact, one out of every three toys given to a child in the United States each year is from a fast food restaurant.

Not only has fast food reached into the toy industry, it's moving into our schools. One out of every five public schools in the United States now serves brand name fast food. But do kids know what they're eating? Where do fast food hamburgers come from? And what makes those fries taste so good?

When Eric Schlosser's best-selling book, Fast Food Nation, was published for adults in 2001, many called for his groundbreaking insight to be shared with young people. Now Schlosser, along with co-writer Charles Wilson, has investigated the subject further, uncovering new facts children need to know.

In Chew On This, they share with kids the fascinating and sometimes frightening truth about what lurks between those sesame seed buns, what a chicken 'nugget' really is, and how the fast food industry has been feeding off children for generations.

Featuring cover art by M. Wartella.

  

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

User Review  - Magenta Jones - Goodreads

Hmm… This book has a clever idea behind it. I find it incredibly interesting that the authors decided to write a book geared for kids which contains the information adults are given, about kids. As ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Rebecca Miller - Goodreads

Schlosser and Wilson begin by explaining the history of the hamburger. They then work their way into describing how restaurants like McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken were born and how they grew ... Read full review

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Contents

The Pioneers
13
The Youngster Business
37
McJobs
63
The Secret of the Fries
92
Stop the Pop
128
Meat
156
Big
202
Your Way
234
Afterword
259
Photo Credits
266
Notes
268
Acknowledgments
300
Index
303
Discussion Questions and Action Steps
311
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Award-winning journalist Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. His first book, Fast Food Nation, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year (hardcover and paperback combined) and has appeared on the bestseller lists of the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly, among others. Schlosser has appeared on 60 Minutes, CNN, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, FOX News, The O"Reilly Factor, and Extra!, and has been interviewed on NPR and for Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and the New York Times. He is currently at work on a book about the American prison system.

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