Fast Foods = Cheap and Legal Drug Effect
McDonalds and other fast-food companies have mastered the art of product appeal through availability, price, chemical composition, and marketing . So whether feeding a family or a hunger, cheap food is very addictive. The quick dopamine response from eating causes an instant feeling of satiation and pleasure that reinforces a repeat performance the next time hunger strikes. Lawsuits filed by consumers against fast-food companies have largely been ignored by the media despite public health issues cited in the suits .
American schools are profiting from the sale of fast food through the National School Lunch Program. Established in 1946 by President Harry Truman, the program was designed to provide nutritionally balanced, low-cost, or free lunches to children each school day.
Instead, the meals served today consist of high calories, refined sugar, and fatty choices fueling the obesity crisis . The U.S. government is essentially funding a program that promotes, not prevents, obesity
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