Caloric Intake From Fast Food
Caloric Intake From Fast Food Among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011–2012
Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
- In 2011–2012, just over one-third of children and adolescents consumed fast food on a given day.
- In 2011–2012, children and adolescents consumed on average 12.4% of their daily calories from fast food restaurants.
- Caloric intake from fast foods was higher in adolescents aged 12–19 years than in children aged 2–11 years.
- Non-Hispanic Asian children had significantly lower caloric intake from fast food compared with non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic children.
- No significant differences in caloric intake from fast food were noted by sex, poverty status, or weight status.