Why do children like to eat fast food?

@Huying (389)
China
October 11, 2007 9:53pm CST
Actually,it is well known that fast food is lack of nutrition.But most of children,including my daught,all like to eat fast food,such as KFC,Mcdonald,etc.Why?I feel there are many toys that absorbin children.In addition,the female servicer are all friendly,just like these children's sister.
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@asgtswife04 (2483)
• United States
12 Oct 07
i think children enjoy fast food more because they are not made to eat at home more often. especially for working parents, it's easier to just grab something on the way home than it is to actually go home and cook a home cooked meal. everything these days has just become to fast paced. people need to slow down and start having that family time around the dinner table with a nice cooked meal instead of just grabbing something to take home and throw on the table to eat.
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@Huying (389)
• China
12 Oct 07
Maybe it is happened in America often.But in China,the fast food are more expensive than Chinese food,it is impossible for parents to take fast food from KFC or Mcdonald to home.The aim that most of parents take their children to KFC or Mcdonald is just richer than others.
• United States
13 Oct 07
i don't know about being richer, i just think parents don't take the time to cook for their kids anymore and will spend their last dime on fast food just so they don't have to cook
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• India
5 Jun 09
i agree with u i give the ten star
• China
15 Oct 07
Not only children but also adults like me like to eat fast food. I know they are lack of nutrition, but they really taste good:)
@drannhh (14680)
• United States
16 Oct 07
I agree with you on this, Shirley. Even though I am very enthusiastic about nutrition and eat a lot of raw foods and fruits and veggies, I think that all thinks are good in moderation, and even I like the taste of fast food. There is also something nice about the freedom of eating out. I do notice that when families take their childen to McDonalds, they let them run all over the restaurant annoying people. I am hoping that they don't get to act that way at home. Yes, some fast food really does taste good. I still try to be selective and order somewhat responsibly when I go there, though. Often my hubby and I order salads and split just one small cheeseburger. We always carry a pocket knife, just in case....
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@youless (67608)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Oct 07
I think fast food adds so many different spices, so it tastes better. Children all choose the taste than the nutrition and health issues.
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@Huying (389)
• China
13 Oct 07
For most of children,it is curious for them to eat fast food in KFC or Mcdonald.In this restaurant,they don't need chopsticks but hands.At the same time,some package is colorful.Not only children but also adult will like these fast food.
@ravinskye (8247)
• United States
12 Oct 07
I think they like to eat it because it tastes good and its what their parents eat. I make good choices for my kids. I still take them to mcdonalds and places like that, but instead of the fries they get apples. and instead of the soda they get juice or chocolate milk. Its up to the parents to teach their kids to eat good foods too.
@Huying (389)
• China
12 Oct 07
Because the foreign fast food,such as KFC,Mcsonald, are more expensive than native fast food.So for local children,espicailly children from countyside,think it fasionable.This is another reason why children like to eat fast food.
@talisman (1308)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Fast food is a form of highly unhealthy junk food. Almost everyone likes junk food at least once in awhile, especially children, who seem to despise anything healthy and love anything unhealthy. However, children can't get into eating unhealthy foods, including extremely unhealthy fast food, if their parents aren't teaching them to eat there by taking them there. Children learn healthy eating habits from their parents. If you don't want your children to have fast food, don't take them there! Be a responsible parent and teach healthy eating habits from the very beginning.
@Huying (389)
• China
19 Oct 07
Well said,I agree with you.But I think parents can't restrict the infection of fast food.In addition,the willing which children want to eat fast food,parents can't their children's require.The only thing that parents can do is just taking their children there seldom.
@drannhh (14680)
• United States
16 Oct 07
It is good to see you concerned about your daughter's nutrition. I think a little fast food is OK as long as children understand that this is a treat and not really food. If they are getting a balanced diet overall, a little "cheat food" will not hurt. I think the greater hazard, more dangerous than the food itself, is the idea that it is OK to mix eating with play. Do you remember a time when eating was a somewhat formal occasion even in the poorest families. It was a time when children learned how to behave properly in a social setting as well as a time for nourishment and a bit of rest. We worked hard as children in my generation and culture and it was nice to sit down even if we did have to behave ourselves.
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@cywong (143)
• Malaysia
15 Oct 07
There is 2 ways to stop someone to taking the same food again. 1. let them to eat as much as they can until they can fit in. Then they will no take it in future anymore. 2. mix the food with different ingredient till the food taste weird and let them to eat. In fact, both of this ways is not a good ways but is a effective ways. I have stop eating fast food long time ago. I want to vomit when i look at fast food.
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