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April 25, 2013

By Edwin B., Denver, CO

Adolescents should be aware of what they are eating. But how?! We should be watching and knowing what we eat because it’s causing obesity rates to rise rapidly.
Fast-food is causing obesity rates to rise rapidly because the types of food we’re putting into our body results in what we show through our performance thought the day. For example, in the book Chew on this by Erick Schlosser and Charles Wilson, they say, “The golden arches are now more widely recognized than the Christian cross.” Teenagers are known for eating out often, whether it is pizza after the football game, birthday parties, movie stand snacks, food courts at the mall, or a quick stop for fast food. Twenty years ago a McDonald’s meal was complete with a small bag of French fries, a plain burger and a 6 ounce Coke for around 620 calories.

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