ILA 3

Website 1

Fast Food Facts

This website will be very beneficial to my project because it discusses the marketing side of fast food and the demographics that it targets. The website is very credible because it is maintained by the University of Connecticut. It also uses information from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity; this is another reputable source. I don’t believe that there will be any biased information due to the collegiate sources the information comes from.

Website 2

Why Low-Income and Food Insecure People are Vulnerable to Obesity

This website is maintained by The Food Research and Action Center. This organization is “the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.” This will be a great source of information because it goes over a vast amount of ways that low-income people are vulnerable to terrible eating choices. There may be some bias because this is an organization that is fighting against hunger and undernutrition.

Website 3

Food Prices and Spending

The final website is very credible because it is ran by the Federal Government. The website contains graphs that show how the importance of food and how much the average American spends. There isn’t a way for this website to be biased because it solely contains graphs and statistics. There are many articles on this website that will help me complete my project.

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2 responses to “ILA 3

  1. I really like this topic! Whenever I think of fast food, I always think of the physical effects it has on people, never really how the customers are targeted by marketing! It is interesting to see how different demographics get pulled in as opposed to others. In addition, I really love how your last source is all graphs and statistics- it is a great example of data visualization!

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  2. These are great articles, I particularly like the one pulled from the second website. Residents in low income communities are often subject to areas of a community known as food deserts where there is no opportunity for healthy eating options for miles. As a result, these residents are forced to eat what is around them, or attempt to commute to a place with healthy eating options which for many is not a choice.

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