High Rate of Fast Food Consumption Among Children ‘Surprising to See’

UCLA researchers yesterday released a study that shows poor eating habits among California children, including a dearth of fruits and vegetables in their diets and a glut of fast food in diets of children ages 2 to 5.

"There were several things in here that were surprising to us," said Elaine Zahnd, senior research scientist at UCLA's Center for Health Policy Research. "For one, given that the data in several studies show soda [consumption] has been declining, it's a bit surprising to see that fast food [consumption] is at such levels."

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