Thursday, February 21, 2013
Report: Adults get 11% of calories from eating fast food
And that's an improvement.
Alarming news today from The Associated Press: On an average day, U.S. adults get roughly 11% of their calories from fast food, a government study shows.
Be honest: What percentage of your diet is made up of Doritos Locos Tacos?
But hey, that’s actually lower than the 13$ reported the last time the government studied Americans’ love affair with Taco Bell, McDonalds, and the like. The AP says that for the study, 11,000 adults were asked extensive questions about what they ate and drank over the previous 24 hours to come up with the results. The survey covers the years 2007 through 2010 and was released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Among the findings, per the AP:
Young adults eat more fast food than their elders: 15% of calories for ages 20 to 39 and just 6% for those 60 and older.
Young black adults got a whopping 21% from the likes of Wendy’s, Taco Bell, and KFC.
OK, truth time: How much of your diet comes from hitting the drive-through?