March is National Nutrition Month in the United States – who ironically enough is home to over 300,000 fast food restaurants. To commemorate this month of nutrition education and information, I thought I would share this eye-opening infographic from Online Schools called, “Everything You Need to Know About Fast Food”. But before I do, I would like to bring the following 4 facts about the fast food industry to your attention; food for thought – if you will :)!
- One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.
- Every month, about 9 out of 10 American children visit a McDonald’s restaurant.
- Second only to Santa Claus, Ronald McDonald is recognized by over 96% of American children.
- Eating fast food can result in high levels of insulin, which has been linked to rising incidences of Type 2 Diabetes.
For more of these scary fast food facts, visit the Examiner.com website.
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So the next time you are about to stuff your face with another fast food burger or box of large fries, take a moment to remember what it is exactly that you’ll be ingesting.