Impact of Fast Food on the Well-being of Youth in the US


  • Christopher Barsoum Archbishop Mitty High School



fast food, health, youth, nutrition


The fast food industry’s aggressive marketing strategies and addictive nature of fast food, along with a lack of adequate regulations on the industry is fueling the soaring rates of fast food consumption among children and adolescents in the United States. This has proved and will continue to prove very costly to the health and well-being of the millions of youth in the US who routinely eat fast food. It is crucial to raise awareness of the many dangers of fast food consumption, provide healthier, convenient, and tasty options, and advocate for stricter regulations on the industry in order to protect the next generations of Americans.


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How to Cite

Barsoum, C. (2023). Impact of Fast Food on the Well-being of Youth in the US. Journal of Student Research, 12(3).



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