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Fast Food Facts

Fast Facts About Fast Food!

  • Every month, approximately nine out of 10 American children visit a McDonald's restaurant.
  • Proportionally, hash browns have more fat and calories than a cheeseburger or Big Mac
  • French fries are the most eaten vegetable every day! (They come from a bucket of oil, not your garden)
  • Most dietitians and nutritionists say it's not good to eat fast food more than once a month
  • Eating fast food can result in high levels of insulin, which has been linked to rising incidences of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • McDonald's' daily customer traffic (62 million) is more than the population of Great Britain.
  • For the next three years, McDonald's is going to open one restaurant every day in China.
  • Sweet treats, processed and fatty foods may be actual addictions. Recent studies are pointing out that processed foods and sweet drinks evoke brain responses that are similar to addictive drugs and cigarettes.
  • The average preschooler (2-5 years) saw 2.8 TV ads per day for fast food; children (6-11 years) saw 3.5; and teens (12-17 years) saw 4.7.
  • Teens between the ages of 13 and 18 purchased 800 to 1,100 calories in an average fast food visit.
  • Fast food contains loads of fat and calories which can lead to obesity and heart problems. A double quarter pounder meal with a coke contains nearly 1800 calories. Considering the average person needs 2000 calories daily, this means that one meal has nearly filled the needed calories for the day.

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