Thursday, 20 September 2007

Immigrant children succumb to junk food

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If you've ever been to Europe, the lack of fast food restaurants and junk foods on grocery shelves would amaze you. That is, unless things have changed recently. Things like McDonalds and Doritos are uniquely American, and as the saying goes, you are what you eat.

When families emigrate to the U.S., so many of them adopt the unhealthy food habits prevalent in this country? Sure -- that is what is pushed by junk food makers day in and day out. It's sad, but true.

Cheap fast food is plentiful to anyone in the U.S., and the on-the-go lifestyle many of us lead precludes us to these types of foods. Add to that undeniable tastiness of modern, processed foods (chemicals, anyone?) and you have a complete menu that's hard to resist for old citizens and new ones alike. This is a great country, and it's too bad much of the food isn't even close to the same level.

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