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January 21, 2004

Widening Of America

During our weekly fast food indulgence at Taco Bell today, I couldn't help but notice the overweight family across the aisle. Apparently this is a growing trend according to this New York Times article. And children are at the greatest risk according to the journal Pediatrics.

On a typical day 30.3 percent of the [children] surveyed reported eating fast food. The people who ate fast food that day consumed 187 more calories, 9 more grams of fat, 26 more grams of added sugars, 228 more grams of sugar-sweetened drinks and less fiber, milk, fruits and non-starchy vegetables than youngsters who did not eat fast food that day.

Posted by linda at January 21, 2004 8:43 AM

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