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Healthy Kids Survey: Fast Food Facts

Who knew that hittin’ the books next to a Mickey D’s could be bad for ya?

Turns out, attending school near a fast food joint has been proven to have a whopping impact on child obesity, according to an article on In a recent study involving 500,00 students in the California Healthy Kids Survey, results showed that approximately 28% of kids were above average weight and about 12% were struggling with obesity. The kicker was that over half of the students surveyed went to school within half a mile of their fave food hangouts!
Studies have also shown that kids opt to drink more soda and stay away from veggies and fruits if they can simply walk to a nearby Burger King for a quick lunch.
Sure, everyone totally craves a melted cheeseburger with a side of fries every now and again, but that doesn’t mean it should be a daily treat. Do you think fast food restaurants should be able to set up shop near schools? Do you eat lunch in the caf or dash out for chicken fingers?


by Jami Katz | 2/1/2016