One in Three Kids Eats Fast Food on Any Given Day
For the first time, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new data shedding light on fast food consumption among American kids. And basically, kids are eating too much fast food.
Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show from 2011 to 2012, more than a third of children and adolescents ages 2-19 consumed fast food on a given day.
For example, adolescents aged 12 to 19 ate twice the average daily percentage of calories from fast food than did their younger counterparts. The older kids got, the more fast food they ate, which may reflect poor dietary choices in teenagers.
Research also showed Asian children had lower caloric intake from fast food when compared to white, black and Hispanic kids.