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Fast Food

An article by Richard Thompson

Big mac, small mac, burger and fries
Shove 'em in boxes all the same size
Easy on the mustard, heavy on the sauce
Double for the fat boy, eats like a horse.
Fry them patties and send 'em right through
Microwave oven going to fry me too
Can't lose my job by getting in a rage
Got to get my hands on that minimum wage.

Shove it in their faces, give 'em what they want
Got to make it fast, it's a Fast Food Restaurant.

Shake's full of plastic, meat's full of worms
Everything's zapped so you won't get germs
Water down the ketchup, easier to pour on
Pictures on the register in case you're a moron.
Keep your uniform clean, don't talk back
Blood down your shirt going to get you the sack
Sugar, grease, fats and starches
Fine to dine at the golden arches.

Shove it in their faces, give 'em what they want
Got to make it fast, it's a Fast Food Restaurant.

Baby thrown up, booth number 9
Wash it down, hose it down, happens all the time
Cigarettes in the coffee, contact lens in the tea
I'd rather feed pigs than humanity.

Shove it in their faces, give 'em what they want
Got to make it fast, it's a Fast Food Restaurant.

(The poem appeared on [link])


Planet Health for Obesity Reduction in School Children—Readily Accepted and Cost-Effective

"Planet Health"

- Physical activity and nutrition lessons woven into existing middle school curriculum
- Effective in reducing TV viewing time in both boys and girls and decreasing obesity in girls
- Readily adopted by teachers; Boston Public Schools expand its use
- Cost-effective and projected to save money in later life


Between 1980 and 1999 the prevalence of overweight in the United States nearly tripled (from 5% to 14%) among adolescents and nearly doubled (from 7% to 13%) among children 6 to 11 years of age. This trend forecasts an increase in chronic disease as the younger generation ages. Little is known about effective ways to reverse this alarming trend, although its root cause of insufficient physical activity in relation to excess calories consumed is well known. Because most children spend a substantial portion of their day in school, the school environment is a promising venue for educational and experiential lifestyle interventions.


Focusing on how to increase physical activity and improve dietary habits, researchers at Harvard University’s CDC-supported Prevention Research Center (PRC) developed* an interdisciplinary curriculum (called Planet Health) for public middle schools, in explicit collaboration with teachers and school principals. The curriculum was designed to fit easily into existing language, math, science, social studies, and physical education classes; to foster basic educational competencies required by the state of Massachusetts; and to provide materials easy for teachers to use. The content emphasizes increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables, decreasing consumption of high-fat foods, decreasing television viewing, and increasing physical activity.

Methods and Results

Phase I

A 2-year randomized controlled trial* of the curriculum in 10 public middle schools in Boston yielded a significant reduction in television watching for both girls and boys, and a significant decrease in the prevalence of obesity among girls.

Phase II

After the Boston Public Schools (BPS) expressed interest in disseminating Planet Health, a partnership was formed to pilot test how feasible and sustainable the curriculum could be in public school settings where resources are constrained. Using the model of community-based participatory research, a project advisory board representing the key stakeholders within the BPS and the Harvard PRC guided the partnership from its inception. The BPS selected a sample of six inner-city middle schools to participate, while the PRC provided the Planet Health curriculum, training workshops for more than 100 teachers, small stipends for teacher coordinators within each of the participating schools, and research expertise to assess diffusion of the program.

The diffusion study demonstrated that 76% to 100% of teachers found the curriculum highly acceptable and 78% to 100% planned to continue using it. More than 90% found the curriculum effective and believed that it made a positive contribution to their classes.


Satisfied that its criteria for success were met, BPS endeavored to sustain and expand use of the Planet Health curriculum through independent funding. It first secured funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Physical Education for Progress for pilot expansion to 12 schools in 2002–2003. Subsequently, BPS received financial support for further expansion from the Boston Public Health Commission under the auspices of the new STEPS to a Healthier U.S. project, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Impact and Potential Impact

Planet Health is being implemented in more than 120 schools in Massachusetts, and in the past two years, more than 1,000 teachers have been trained to use it. In addition, 2,000 copies of the curriculum have been purchased by interested parties in 48 states and 20 countries, potentially benefiting many thousands of children.

An independent economic analysis of Planet Health was conducted based on an estimated program cost of $14 per student per year and an obesity reduction of 1.9% persisting into adulthood among girls. Based on these assumptions, the program was found to be highly cost-effective—in fact, more cost-effective than commonly accepted preventive interventions such as screening and treatment for hypertension. Furthermore, the program was projected to save money via avoided medical costs and productivity losses later in life. For every dollar spent on the program in middle school, $1.20 in medical costs and lost wages would be saved when the children reach middle age.

Planet Health has demonstrated effectiveness, feasibility, acceptability, and sustainability in a public school environment. The curriculum has been found to be cost-effective and, dollar for dollar, to save society money in the long run.

*The original efficacy study was conducted under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health.


Gortmaker SL, Peterson K, Wiecha J, Sobol AM, Dixit S, Fox MK, Laird N. Reducing obesity via a school-based interdisciplinary intervention among youth: Planet Health. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 1999;153:409–18.

Wang LY, Yang Q, Lowry R, Wechsler H. Economic analysis of a school-based obesity prevention program. Obesity Research 2003;11:1313–24.

Wiecha JL, El Ayadi AM, Fuemmeler BF, Carter JE, Handler S, Johnson S, Strunk N, Korzec-Ramirez D, Gortmaker SL. Diffusion of an integrated health education program in an urban school system: Planet Health. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 2004;29:467–74.
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Mysterytroll Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional Artist
Is this the end of the world if we do not enact Mcdonalds in space???
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
powerful message
Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People need this warning...
very good message, and nice art.
sonamyforeveryay Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so unrealistic! He would never eat something as healthy as an apple! Lol :3 XD
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
=D that was nice!
fanfics4ever Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's not our fault if u get fat....

Sincerly signed by a worker of McDonalds
michaelelliottfurr Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
deep and disturbing, but its what people need to see.
Poppypetal Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Artist
I like this picture. I really do.
KittyCreator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
DukeOnkledPLZ Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That poem made me hungry for some fast food.
ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
When I think of McDonalds, three very meaningful words come to mind, and they are "Don't do drugs."
NeoTornado Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
On one last note, the consumerisim thing is really true, because we will make NO PROGRESS curtailing this because it's much cheaper to buy fast food then stuff with actuall subsistence. that combined with the fact that CEO's make 400x the standard customer... is why I'm an anarchist. not communist, because we all know how quickly that devolves into dictatorships.
NeoTornado Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
I still try to fight fast food as much as I possibly can. I'm trying to wean myself of burger king, then with chick-fla-a, then just growing my own food from there.
and speaking of the related pics, I do agree that the cold war proved how dead the world is, and that the better ideals always die out in the end.
numbFrequency Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
hahahahah awsome
Shenanagins8 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconbwahaplz: It's funny because it's TRUE!
KevinContrerasArt Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Bad propaganda.
tonyguy20 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
the UK isnt on that apple :(
KIKI298 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It all depends on who own the McDonalds. But I do agree that it is very unhealthy to eat too much. I'm a vegan so fast food is out of question.
xXBlackCherriXx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Artist
This is what little kids see when they go to the circus!
Nice art thou :)
xxlifeisworthitxx Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
.... Ya know, we've never been to war with a country that has McDonalds? Just a little random tidbit...
rarino Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
they're coming
TinoClandestino Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
this is great work!!
by the way
go vegan! :P
Noniclaw Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist
im scared now XD not
RWforever Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Never trust a clown...
fingerspitzenghelful Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
About a year ago I was a road trip w/my family and we stopped at Mc. I decided to hold a litle experiment. I got an extra cup to see how much grease we could squeeze out of a big mac (yes, I have a very strange family). The result was... pretty gross. We haven't eaten there since.
Amber-Illustrates Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, I love the concept of this! It must have taken you some time to complete :) The clown scares me somewhat :lol:
bluelink97 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Australlia noooooooooooooooo!!! Well, if anything good came of that it's that we no longer have to worry about big brother.
NeoTornado Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
the change was so gradual that no one noticed... so how long until we are at war with eastasia?
bluelink97 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
ssssssssh....the thought police might hear you.
NeoTornado Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Good point. I might need to work on my doublespeak... XD
al3ayali Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
LadyPinkTheHedge Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
lol luv it! ^__^, oh well I know McDonalds is bad an all but it's actually as a lower risk of food poisining then Jack-In-The-Box since Mcdonalds already has their foods pre-cooked and then just heat it up again ^__^.

Like ur pic :D
Mechaice Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student
reheating food is more unhealthy. but oh well, mac donald is yummy
LadyPinkTheHedge Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
rofl I know XP
TheEdaX Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Really meaningful!
GilWarzecha Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
It's about TIME that this has been noted!!!! This piece is posted in Social Commentary [link] . Let me know if you're interested in being a member! :)
BenHeine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
I've joined, thanks
woofoo94 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Student General Artist
Take a view (or a listen) to this :[link]

Awesome piece, I despise Mc donald's
Marie-Ange-the-Celt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I also featured this deviation in Massive Feature Special news, for the UN Climate Talk in Copenhagen. [link]

BenHeine Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
a late "thank you"
Marie-Ange-the-Celt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hakurin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Very good! That is what I think all the time! I hate that thing like fast food brands destroy culture and cultur food! But I m still a victim of consumerism and consumption and go and eat Mc Donald's a the time....
But at least I thing about this problem and don't try to overlook it.
ecureuil51 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Here is your work published:

Redtriangle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:omg: First he wants to suck our blood now he wants to chew our meat and bones?!
Edimmu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Fast Food
Fast Death
cookie-monster21 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bearberrygirl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
McDonalds is gross, i stopped eating there like 5 years ago, never ate it since.
Demo-box Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
dont worry, when the earth is to befouled to grow crops or cow grazing land, will start eating each other! that will make our food chain self sustained and the earth can heal! yay! lol,

seriously tho your right and (on a less macabre note) its good to know their are people doing something about this.

after all ours is a resilient planet and we are a resilient creature, we may loose a couple of billion people but will pull threw it!
StJimmysTwin Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
evil mcdonalds

thats great
FatBabyDave Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha its good =]
I doubt he would ever eat anything resembling fruit though
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