0 Have your say Over 200 new fast food outlets have opened across the city over the past eight years, according to the latest figures. New analysis of government figures has revealed there are currently 565 takeaways in Leeds – a rise of 205 from the amount in 2010. While the data shows the proportion of the Leeds’s total eateries which sell fast food has decreased slightly over the eight years – from 49 per cent in 45 per cent – the city has seen a rise in the density of takeaways per 100,000 people. This year, the city’s 565 fast food outlets represent a rate of 72 per 100,000 people - up by nearly a quarter (24 per cent) on the 2010 rate of 49. Read more: Poorest communities are fast food hotspots, figures reveal. This is slightly below the national average rate increase of 30 per cent over the past eight years. The figures were compiled by the BBC’s Shared Data Unit using information published by the Office for … [Read more...] about Number of fast food outlets in Leeds is on the rise, figures reveal
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Our local surroundings have a large impact on us and we live in an environment that can inadvertently encourage unhealthy behaviours – eating more and exercising less. Factors affecting our choices can include access to active travel and availability of green spaces, as well as the density of fast food outlets. Many of our streets are saturated with fast food outlets, selling food such as chips, burgers, kebabs, fried chicken and pizza. The sheer density of these outlets may make it easier for us to consume too much, too often – and the fact that most outlets have no or limited nutrition information in store can make informed choices difficult. Excess calories are the root cause of the obesity problem While not all fast food is unhealthy, it is typically high in saturated fat, salt and calories. Excess calorie consumption is the root cause of the obesity crisis, with overweight or obese children consuming up to 500 extra calories per day, depending on their age and … [Read more...] about Blog Public health matters Putting healthier food environments at the heart of planning
Friday, May 11, 2018 by: Tracey Watson Tags: badfood, fast food, FDA, heart attack, heart health, Hydrogenated oils, New York State, partially hydrogenated oils, prevent disease, restaurants, stroke, toxic ingredients, trans fats (Natural News) Saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, trans fats … It can get quite difficult to get the rules straight regarding fats and their impact on our health. There are good and bad fats as well as natural and unnatural fats, and cutting out all fat is not necessarily the healthiest option. One thing is for sure though: Trans fats are bad news and should be avoided at all costs. What are trans fats? According to the American Heart Association, trans fats can be artificial or occur naturally in milk and meat products. Artificial trans fats are created in an industrial process that involves adding hydrogen to vegetable oils to solidify them. Also known as hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, trans fats are … [Read more...] about Communities that restrict trans fats in their food have fewer residents admitted to hospital for heart attack and stroke
By Rachel Abrams and Robert Gebeloff Updated 6:39 pm, Saturday, May 5, 2018 Photo: Sam Hodgson / New York Times Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Jeffrey Kaplow works behind the counter at his New York Sub way store, partly because he has trouble keeping teen workers. Jeffrey Kaplow works behind the counter at his New York Sub way store, partly because he has trouble keeping teen workers. Photo: Sam Hodgson / New York Times A fast-food problem: where have all the teenagers gone? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A quarter-century ago, there were 56 teenagers in the labor force for every “limited service” restaurant — that is, the kind where you order at the counter. Today, there are less than half as many, a reflection both of teenagers’ decreasing workforce participation and of the explosive growth … [Read more...] about A fast-food problem: where have all the teenagers gone?
A quarter-century ago, there were 56 teenagers in the labor force for every “limited service” restaurant — that is, the kind where you order at the counter. Today, there are less than half as many, which is a reflection both of teenagers’ decreasing workforce participation and of the explosive growth in restaurants. But in an industry where cheap labor is an essential component in providing inexpensive food, a shortage of workers is changing the equation on which fast-food places have long relied. This can be seen in rising wages, in a growth of incentives, and in the sometimes odd situations that business owners find themselves in. This is why Jeffrey Kaplow, for example, spends a lot of time working behind the counter in his Subway restaurant in Lower Manhattan. It’s not what he pictured himself doing, but he simply doesn’t have enough workers. Kaplow has tried everything he can think of to find employees, placing Craigslist ads, asking other … [Read more...] about Fast-food franchisees lament: Where have all the teen workers gone?