Fast Food May Be Linked to Slow Progress in School

Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the health warning for parents.
1:08 | 12/22/14

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We have a health warning for parents newspaper a new study linking fast food to slow progress in school. What's the connection? We have known for a long time that fast food is probably not great for the waistline. This is one of the first studies that tried to make a connection between kids who ate fast food and their intellectual development. The kids who ate the most fast food had the slowest academic development across all subjects, Reading, math, and science. So what's the link? This study was based on observation and evaluation. Fast food typically tends to be high in calories, added sugars, saturated fats. Low if nutrients. Nutrients that we need and a growing child's brain needs like iron. They definitely need to study it more. We'll get a lot more on that. Thank you for coming in, Jen.

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