60% of California Kids Eat Fast Food at Least Once per Week, UCLA Study Finds
Sixty percent of California children ages 2 to 5 eat fast food at least once per week, according to a study by UCLA's Center for Health Policy Research. The study found that among Latino children ages 2 to 5, 70% eat fast food at least once per week. Researchers said that the consumption of sugary drinks among young children has declined in recent years, suggesting that campaigns to discourage sugary drinks were successful and that similar campaigns might also work to encourage healthier eating.
- "Most Young Kids in California Eat Fast Food at Least Once a Week" (Florido, "KPCC News," KPCC, 11/30).
For more information on the study, check out our recent "Capitol Desk" post.