Children, Schools, and Fast Food
Sherman, Nestor W., JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
What Was the Question?
Americans appear to be increasing their consumption of calorie-rich, cheap, fast foods. Researchers estimate that Americans will spend over $150 billion a year at the 280,000 fast-food restaurants that now exist in the United States. The growth of and increase in fast-food chains is due in part to the fact that they market to children and adolescents and make themselves conveniently accessible. In 1977-1978, children between the ages of 12 and 18 got 6.5 percent of their total calories from fast-food chains or other restaurants; in 1994-1996, nearly 20 percent of their calories were consumed in these establishments. As a result of this growing trend of …
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Publication information: Article title: Children, Schools, and Fast Food. Contributors: Sherman, Nestor W. - Author. Journal title: JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Volume: 78. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 2007. Page number: 12. © 2009 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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