Tuesday, June 06, 2006

I'm currently in Chicago on a trip with my dear husband and my mother. While I'm here, I am reading a book entitled Chew on This by Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson. Here are some quotes from the book:

Every month about nine out of ten American children visit [McDonalds].

The Golden Arches are now more widely recognized than the Christian cross.

Americans now spend more money on fast food than on college education, personal computers, computer software, or new cars.

More later...

3 comments:

Mrs Blythe said...

Scary isn't it. They say that children recognise the McDonalds sign before they recognise their own name!

How did the bird flu meeting go? Do I have to avoid the geese up at the lake? lol. Blessings.

Calla Lilly said...

The planning meeting is not until later this month. I will definitely give a report. :)

I finished the book, which was full of good information but too short for me. I was left for two days with nothing to read! lol.

Kate said...

There are a few things that my son won't experience for a long time or not at all:

Chocolate (allergies)
Fast Food joints

Hubby and I don't eat fast food (Subway is the only exception). I don't see the merit in my child eating it. I'm sure he won't miss out on anything much by not getting a happy meal and playing in the ball pit. Instead, he'll eat a wide variety of homemade meals from different cultures and even different centuries, and play on farms and historical sites.