Jan. 21, 2014, WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
It’s easy to point the finger at fast food joints. A decade after the breakout documentary, “Super Size Me,” the cheap, un-nutritious, happy meal is a go-to candidate for public ire when it comes to childhood obesity.
But a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina says that explanation might be too easy.
After studying nearly 5,000 children, the researchers say that fast food consumption may be indicative of dietary problems, but the greater concern lies in a child’s broader diet throughout the day. Continue reading