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Junk food and the physical fitness-movement

- The McDonalds culture & Supersize Me

- fitness-mania?

- a sound mind in a sound body (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mens_sana_in_corpore_sano)

- eating habits and social classes



Contexts, page 90-91, 96-97, 102-104


1. Obesity

http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/21/2/245 (scientific article)

http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/body_weight/obesity_health.htm (doctor’s advice)

http://www.annecollins.com/obesity/statistics-obesity.htm (statistics)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5285186.stm (bbc)

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20050829/ruskin (childhood obesity)

2. Fitness

http://www.fitness.gov/resources_factsheet.htm (President’s council)



3. Junk food


http://www.nationmaster.com/cat/foo-food (food statistics)

https://riskfactor.cancer.gov/mfe/publications/mcdonald-s-restaurants-and-neighborhood-deprivation-in-scotland-and-england (mcdonald & obesity)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-443531/Junk-food-diet-linked-cancer-women.html (junk food & cancer)

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/186242/two_studies_link_junk_food_diet_to.html (do)

http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/editorial.asp?pageid=421 (do)

4. Eating disorders: Anorexia / Bulimia –

What to do?

Each group should find material – statistics, articles etc – on the subject; read it and present the results in class.

You should hand in a paper with the main lines you have investigated and your results.

Group work is planned to three modules.

You must plan your work on your own, but some questions are sort of obvious, or they may come in handy:


Group Work:

Group Presentations:


1. Obesity – A) Martin, Emil, Casper, Jacob; B) Julie, Tineke, Lene

2. Fitness – Jeppe, Søren, Morten, Morten, Muhamer

3. Junk food – A) Hans, Oliver, Krog; B) Mette, Christina, Louse, Ditte

4. Eating disorders: Anorexia / Bulimia – Ida, Stine, Nicole

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