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Kids Are Lovin' It

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Kids absolutely love McDonald's, which isn't surprising. However, according to a recent study, kids think that food wrapped in McDonald's packaging tastes better too. This is surprising, though.

The test provided sixty-three children between the ages of three and five with five pairs of food: two sets of burgers, two sets of fries, and so on. One burger was placed in McDonald's packaging, and the other burger was placed in plain packaging. The researchers then asked if the food tasted identical, or if one item tasted better than the other. 48% liked the hamburgers and 70% liked the fries better when they thought they food was from McDonald's. But kids thought that carrots tasted better when they came from the fast food chain. They also liked the milk better too.

More and more nutrition experts want to control or completely ban advertising for unhealthy food which targets children. But a spokesperson from McDonald's said that the company has been working on more responsible marketing for children.

Preview some of the lesson material:

Title: Speculate and/or discuss the contents of today's article from its title: "Kids Are Lovin' It!"

Fill in the Blank: Fill in the blank with the correct word.

  1. Kids (                        ) love McDonald's, which isn't surprising.
  2. Lids think that food (                        ) in McDonald's packaging tastes better
  3. The test (                        ) sixty-three children with five pairs of food.
  4. The researchers then asked if the food tasted (                        ).
  5. More nutrition experts want to (                        ) advertising for unhealthy food
  6. A (                        ) said the company has been working on responsible marketing.

post-Comprehension: Talk about the following questions in pairs/groups. Remember to support your answers!

  1. Could you eat fast food every day? Why/not?
  2. If you ate fast food every day for one month, what would happen to you?
  3. Why do kids love McDonald's so much?
  4. Are fast food companies legally responsible for unhealthy and obese children?
  5. Do you think fast food companies will one day serve only healthy food? Why/not?

Google Search: Type "fast food" into Google. Look at the websites, and/or read additional articles on this topic. Discuss or write an essay about your findings.

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