Pre-packaged snack food

Pre-packaged snack food, chocolates and packaged sweets, carbonated soft drinks, and fast food like pizza and burgers are all examples of junk food. Junk food is easily available, convenient, needs little or no preparation, and is usually consumed on the go. Just what a young person is looking for! Children, especially over 12 years of age, tend to eat away from home much more than kids did 20 years ago. Fast food is often the default choice. Not only is it convenient and easy to grab, it’s also tasty and cheap. And fast food joints also serve as great teenage hangout places. Most people realize that stopping at the drive-thru for fast food isn’t the healthiest choice.