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ERIC Number: EJ871134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1932-5037
Using Fast Food Nutrition Facts to Make Healthier Menu Selections
Turley, Jennifer
American Journal of Health Education, v40 n6 p355-363 Nov-Dec 2009
Objectives: This teaching idea enables students to (1) access and analyze fast food nutrition facts information (Calorie, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sugar, and sodium content); (2) decipher unhealthy and healthier food choices from fast food restaurant menus for better meal and diet planning to reduce obesity and minimize disease risk; and (3) discuss consumer tips, challenges, perceptions, and needs regarding fast foods. Target Audience: Junior high, high school, or college students, with appropriate levels of difficulty included in this paper. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A