I grew up near McDonald’s, and we would often ride our bikes there for a milkshake and fries. A new study confirms what is quite logical:
Got lots of fast food restaurants and other outlets that sell junk food in your neighborhood? Then your teen is more likely to nosh regularly on burgers and fries and wash them down with a soda.
Location, location, location…
The sad part is there are very few places left without the presence of fast food restaurants. In fact, the UCLA study found that three-quarters of California teens live near junk food. If they don’t live near them, they go to school by them. It’s not just fast food restaurants, but convenience stores, gas stations, etc. that feature junk, packaged food also surround our kids.