Even though I promised my six-year-old a rare happy meal today while we watch movies at the library for Star Wars Day, I have to shake my head. I know that fast food isn’t good for my family, which is why we don’t buy it very often. But hey, my kid eats the apple slices and has regular milk—isn’t that okay?
Well, no, because she also chooses the pink slime chicken nuggets because, let’s face it, is there any other choice for her? The food is not only high in fat, calories, and questionable ingredients; it is also contributing to the decline of our environment, the gross fast food lifestyle that I can’t stand (the rushing, the lack of family time, the excessive containers that are just thrown away), and even the decline of cooking.
So many of us don’t even know how to prepare a good meal anymore—and yes, there are other problems such as affordability, but fast food contributes to these as well. To read more about the fast food problem in America and other ways it can be harmful, as well as a few other resources you can check out, visit websites like True Activist.