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Pick the fast food establishment of your choice. Choose items on the menu that would make up a typical "fast food" meal. Research the...

Pick the fast food establishment of your choice. Choose items on the menu that would make up a typical "fast food" meal. Research the nutritional content of this meal. Most fast food establishments now have a nutrition chart posted on the premises or on the website. If you don't see one, ask the manager to provide the information for you.


Look primarily for calories and fat grams.

Also note the protein grams, carbohydrate grams, trans-fats (hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils), sugar grams, sodium milligrams and fiber grams.

Using these guidelines - Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 - make a analysis and determine the following: 

  • How would this meal fit into your daily diet?
  • How would the fat content affect your health?
  • How does the fat content fit into your daily budget for fat intake?
  • Does this meal contain more good fats than bad? How much of each?
  • Are there trans-fats? How many?

 

Respond in eight hundred words on your findings

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