Are fast food meals really that bad?
Many of them are full of calories and fat. A meal including a quarter-pounder with cheese, a large non diet soda, and large fries is a whopping 1400 calories and 55 grams of fat. This one meal has more than half the calories and fat most men need in a day and almost all the calories and fat most women need for a day. With this in mind, choose wisely when at fast food restaurants.
Erin Bartels, Dietetic Student, University of Missouri and Candance Gabel, M.S. R.D., Assistant Program Director, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri Extension
Updated by Ann Nothwehr, Dietetic
Student, University of Missouri and Robin Gammon, RD,
LD, Extension Associate, University of Missouri
Last update: Monday, December 08, 2008