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Fast Food Choices...
You Are What You Eat!
||So you've got the munchies... you take a hike (or your bike) to the nearest fast food joint to feed your need. Just what are you getting with your burger and fries? Usually more than you bargained for in fat! How do you please your taste buds but still keep your arteries clear and your bathroom scale from groaning when you walk by?|
|In a diet with daily calories of...||Which is about right for...||The grams of total fat shown provide 30% of calories||The grams of saturated fatty acids shown provide 10% of calories|
|1,600||Sedentary women, young children, and some older adults||53||18|
|2,200||Most children, teenage girls, active women, women who are pregnant or breast feeding, and many sedentary men.||73||24|
|2,800||Teenage boys, many active men, and some very active women||93||31|
|Read the questions below. Click on the fast food links below the questions to find information on the nutritional value of your fave fast food. Finding the answers will help you juggle your choices and munch out with a clear conscience!||
Based on the chart above, how many total grams of saturated fat should be in the food you eat per day? _______
Multiply your answer from question 1 by 7: _____________
How many saturated fat grams are in a large order of McDonald's fries? _________
How many fat grams are in a Big Mac? _________
What is the total? _________
Is this a good choice to eat every day? _________
How many saturated fat grams are in 1 Santa Fe beef Gordita? ___________
How many saturated fat grams are in a Burrito Supreme? ___________
What's a healthier choice? ___________
How many saturated fat grams are in a Chicken Caesar Pita Sandwich? ____________
How many fat calories are in the Big Bacon Classic hamburger? ____________
What's a healthier choice? ____________
If you get a Jumbo Jack combo, how many saturated fat grams are there altogether? (Add the Jumbo Jack and the fries together): ___________
Is this a good choice to eat every day? ___________
Search for McDonald's Nutritional Informatation
Search for Taco Bell's Nutritional Information
Search for Wendy's Nutritional Information
Search Jack In the Box's Nutritional Information
Do the foods you eat provide more fat than is good for you? Answer the questions below, then see how your diet stacks up.
|How often do you eat...||seldom/never||sometimes||often||always|
|1. fried, deep-fat-fried, or breaded foods? (like french fries)|
|2. fatty meats such as sausage, luncheon meats, or heavily marbled steaks and roasts?|
|3. whole milk, regular, hard cheeses, or ice cream?|
|4. high-fat desserts such as pies, pastries, or rich cakes?|
|5. rich sauces or gravies or regular salad dressings?|
|6. breads with lots of fat such as croissants or rich muffins?|
|7. whipped cream, table cream, sour cream, or cream cheese?|
|8. butter or margarine on vegetables, dinner rolls, or toast?|
Take a look at your answers. If you have three
or more responses in the last two columns, this indicates that you
may have a high fat intake. You can cut back on the amount you eat as well
as the number of times you eat fatty foods.
A Few Internet
Awesome Science Library
Martindale's Reference Desk
Sheppard's Science Resources
Sheppard's Useful Links
|Need to find more information? Clicking on any of the links below will open a search engine to find all kinds of info on the Web. Consider using key words like nutrition and fast food, or just try typing in your favorite restaurant with a .com after it, like deltaco.com. Here's to happy searching, and healthy eating!|
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For a printable worksheet, click here
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