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Fast food: dietary perspectives

G. Jill Davies (Professor of Nutrition at the South Bank University, London, UK)
Jennifer L. Smith (Teaching Company Associate at the Treats and Snax Group, London, UK)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 April 2004



Consideration is given to the fast food debate in the context of a healthy diet. Fast food products readily available in retail outlets in the London area are reported on. It is apparent from this exercise that consumers can make informed choices in accord with the Balance of Good Health. Quantitative ingredient declarations on packaging clearly show, which foods are present in the order of percentage in the food product. Further information is provided through nutritional labelling. Lifestyles which demand fast foods are possibly a risk factor for gastrointestinal disturbances through eating quickly as opposed to eating fast foods per se.



Jill Davies, G. and Smith, J.L. (2004), "Fast food: dietary perspectives", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 34 No. 2, pp. 80-82.



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