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Abstract

Fast food is very popular as evident by the number of fast food chains in our neighborhoods. But does the convenience that fast food offer come at a cost? In this science project, you will be conducting a survey to understand "fast food habits", and you will also examine the nutritional vale of these meals.

Objective

Evaluate the nutritional value of participants? fast food diets.

Scientific Terms

Nutrition, Fast food

Background

The dietary habits of Americans are a great cause for concern. Based on statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), our dietary choices are making a major impact on our health. In the USA, heart disease is the leading cause of death, with close to 100 million Americans dying from heart disease-related problems annually; dietary habits are a major factor, responsible for these numbers. It is estimated that there are 50,000 fast food chains in America. In conducting this study, you will be able to determine the nutritional value of fast food offered at these restaurants.

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