Fast Food, Frequent Visits
by SavvyRoo on Oct 17, 2014 | Views: 265 | Score: 7
|Percent of Americans that visit fast food restaurants ... Less often than once a month||1.1|
|Once or twice a month||16.3|
|Once a week||28.2|
|Twice a week||24.6|
|Three times a week||15.9|
|Four times a week||6.5|
|Five to six times a week||5.4|
|Everyday or multiple times a day||2|
The United States certainly loves its fast food. Over half of all Americans frequent a fast food restaurant at least twice a week.
Wow! This shows that 99% of Americans eat fast food at least once a month and 82.6% eat it at least once a week. We're addicted, everyday is a feeding frenzy!
“According to the surgeon general, obesity today is officially an epidemic; it is arguably the most pressing public health problem we face, costing the health care system an estimated $90 billion a year. Three of every five Americans are overweight; one of every five is obese. The disease formerly known as adult-onset diabetes has had to be renamed Type II diabetes since it now occurs so frequently in children. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association predicts that a child born in 2000 has a one-in-three chance of developing diabetes. (An African American child's chances are two in five.) Because of diabetes and all the other health problems that accompany obesity, today's children may turn out to be the first generation of Americans whose life expectancy will actually be shorter than that of their parents. The problem is not limited to America: The United Nations reported that in 2000 the number of people suffering from overnutrition--a billion--had officially surpassed the number suffering from malnutrition--800 million.”
― Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
I am happy to be in the 1.1%.