assist them when they are looking for something to eat or snack Teens do not

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assist them when they are looking for something to eat or snack. Teens do not have a clue what ingredients are put into their food when eating at fast food restaurants. For starters McDonalds [Misspelling: according to their website, the spelling of the fast-food company is "McDonald's"] eggs are made with the following ingredients; Sodium acid pyrophosphate, citric acid, and monosodium for starters. These ingredients are not only bad for your weight but [For parallel construction, "not only" must be followed by "but also" later in the sentence] [Grammar: A run-on sentence requires a comma before "but" (or other conjunction) linking main clauses] some are not even allowed to be used in the making of cat
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food as they have not been proven safe for animals. Some ingredients in fast foods can not be found in local grocery stores because they are not food. They can be found at your local hardware store, low tox antifreeze for one example. This item and others like it are consumed on a daily basis [Wordiness: "on a daily basis" is not different from writing simply "daily"] by teens today. These ingredients are some of the reasons teens have weight issues, which causes health problems in the future. A Big MAC has 540 calories. Teens that eat at their local McDondonald’s consumes one of these a day. Add fries and a large soft drink and there went the day’s calorie allowance and possibly half of tomorrows. All fast-food restaurants use the same ingredients to preserve their food. The food is pre-made and shipped to each restaurant and needs to be preserved for the shipping. Teens that are [Writing suggestion: rewrite the sentence to remove "that are"] not properly taught how to eat healthy have weight and health issues that can follow them into adulthood. Studies show eating fast-food more than twice a week causes weight issues in teens that will follow with health issues. A teen can become a type 2 diabetic, develop heart problems, as well as emotional and self-confidence issues. For parents interested in keeping their teens healthy, they need to make sure their
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children are taught how to eat healthy as children so these good habits are practiced into the teen years.
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