Fast food is an increasingly popular dining option for people on the go. It is quick, easy and inexpensive to order a meal from a fast food restaurant. And the food tastes good, too. No wonder Americans spend billions on fast food every year!
But how does fast food affect our health? Public health experts are concerned that rising obesity rates may stem in part from our reliance on fast foods. Health and nutrition professionals, along with many consumers, are demanding healthier options from their favorite fast food restaurants.
In this lesson, you will explore the issues and put your taste buds to the test by designing a "healthier, happier" meal for children aged 4-8.
Take the "Fast Food Challenge" to start thinking about the role fast food plays in our lives today.