fast food

Fast food companies not doing enough to address obesity crisis
Fast food companies not doing enough to address obesity crisis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Water should be the default drink for kids’ fast food meals, while kilojoules in meal deals should be cut, according to Deakin researchers who have undertaken a first-of-its-kind evaluation of nutrition policies at Australia’s biggest takeaway outlets. The research from ... Read More »

Fast-Food Consumption Linked to Lower Test Score Gains in 8th Graders
Fast-Food Consumption Linked to Lower Test Score Gains in 8th Graders (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The amount of fast food children eat may be linked to how well they do in school, a new nationwide study suggests. Researchers found that the more frequently children reported eating fast food in fifth grade, the lower their growth ... Read More »

Children living close to fast food outlets more likely to be overweight
Children living close to fast food outlets more likely to be overweight (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children living in areas surrounded by fast food outlets are more likely to be overweight or obese according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR). New research published ... Read More »

Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates
Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity. However a new study found that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor ... Read More »

Junk food in pregnancy and early years leads to behavioural problems in kids
Junk food in pregnancy and early years leads to behavioural problems in kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research suggests that mums with unhealthy diets during pregnancy are more likely to have children with behavioural problems. It has also shown that children with unhealthy diets have increased symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as aggression and ... Read More »

Kids consume more soda and calories when eating out
Kids consume more soda and calories when eating out (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children and adolescents consume more calories and soda and have poorer nutrient-intake on days they eat at either fast-food or full-service restaurants, as compared to days they eat meals at — or from — home. A new study, by researchers ... Read More »

Parental stress linked to child obesity and fast food
Parental stress linked to child obesity and fast food (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents with a higher number of stressors in their lives are more likely to have obese children, according to a new study by pediatric researchers. Furthermore, when parents perceive themselves to be stressed, their children eat fast food more often, ... Read More »

 
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