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Children Consume More Nutrient-Poor Calories When They Eat At Fast-Food Restaurants

November 5, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Kids and adolescents who eat at fast-food and full-service restaurants tend to consume higher amounts of sugar, total fat, saturated fat and sodium than when they eat at home or eat food brought from home, a U.S. study has found. Researchers compared calorie intake, diet quality, and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, particularly soda, on days when children and adolescents ate out and days when they ate at home. The data were from a national health survey that included 4,717 children ages 2 to 11. and 4,699 adolescents ages 12 to 19. When adolescents ate fast food, they consumed an additional 309 calories; young children took in an additional 126 calories.
Powell LM et al., "Fast-Food and Full-Service Restaurant Consumption Among Children and Adolescents: Effect on Energy, Beverage, and Nutrient Intake", Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, November 05, 2012, © American Medical Association
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