Seems like charcinders is the only intelligent one here.
Haley F, try using English. Where do you get your facts? ("americans eat fast food 2 nights or more a week"). This is simply not true.
Ellie, your "facts" ("fast food is fine never. Half of the meat isn't even real cow") are also incorrect. Fast food in moderation (<once or twice a month) will not hurt a healthy individual. Also, all beef in fast food is beef (cow).
The claim of Americans on the whole being overweight is true, according to the modern definitions of obesity. The only discrepency is whether this definition is true for all body types. There is a great deal of research on people who fit the definition of obese, yet are in better shape physically than those that have what is defined by an "ideal" weight. However, Americans as a whole do have poor eating habits, and are generally overweight.
The media loves to emphasize this (just like any other "shock story"). It is a stereotype that sells. Unfortunately, too many people derive their information from media outlets, rather than truly researching information.
Traditional English food does tend to be bland and favor heavy sauces using butter (which in moderation is much better than most margarines), cream and other fats. In moderation, these foods are generally ok to consume (for a healthy person). In fact, "substitutes" are far worse IMHO. These products, usually synthetic or heavily modified from natural products, not only are bad for the body, but also give the consumer a false sense of security, which leads to overuse. Trans-fats (hydrogenated fats) are a great example of this. A few years back, margarine was touted a healthier alternative to butter. Now research has shown that trans-fats cause health problems (margarines are loaded with trans-fats).
As far as "healthy eating"....anything in moderation is generally not a problem, when it comes to food. Let's face it-do you want to live a long, miserable life, or a shorter, happier life? You can eat fast foods occasionally without ill effects. It all comes down to moderation and self-control.
The bottom line? Good food is available in England-you just need to know where to look, as Charcinders stated. The perception of Americans prefering fast-food is a stereotype-ignore it.
26 years in Food Service