Study Title:

Fast Food Intake Among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2015-2018.

Study Abstract

Fast food has been associated with higher caloric intake and poorer diet quality in children and adolescents (1). In 2011-2012, children and adolescents aged 2-19 years consumed on average 12.4% of their daily calories from fast food on a given day (2). This report presents 2015-2018 estimates of the percentage of calories consumed from fast food on a given day among U.S. children and adolescents by demographic characteristics and trends since 2003.

Study Information

NCHS Data Brief. 2020 Aug;(375):1-8. PMID: 33054908.

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