Fast Food – Good, Bad or Indifferent
Staff from the Michigan Department of Community Health used 12 questions about fast food from the 2005 Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey to examine how fast food consumption related to obesity prevalence. About 80 percent of the adults in Michigan went to fast food restaurants at least once a month and 28 percent reported eating fast food twice a week or more. The prevalence of obesity was 24 percent for adults who went to fast food restaurants less than once a week and 33 percent for those going to fast food places three times per week or more often.
Making plans to select healthy foods is key when eating at fast food restaurants.
Source: Susan Nitzke, University of Wisconsin Extension Nutrition Specialist, Professor Emeritus