America the fast food nation: Over a third of children and teens eat fast food daily

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A new government report shows that over a third of US children and teens eat fast food daily. More than 12 percent obtained nearly half of their daily diet from fast food, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "I can't say I was surprised," said Cheryl Fryar, one of the study's authors, to the Guardian. On any given day, 34.3 percent of American children and teens between the ages of two and 19 eat pizza, fried chicken, tacos or some other dish prepared in a fast-food restaurant, according to data collected by the CDC and published on Tuesday.
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