A Brief History of Fast Food Restaurants
Eating out is an ancient practice. In Egypt around 512 B.C., a restaurant offered a single dish of wild fowl, cereal, and onions. Of course, restaurants have changed since 2,500 years ago! Today, there are over 500,000 fast food restaurants in the world. These restaurants are fast, fun, inexpensive, and can be found almost everywhere, even in some school cafeterias. Americans eat out an average of four times per week, often at fast food restaurants. In fact, kids aged 6 to 14 eat in fast food restaurants 157,000,000 (thats 157 million) times a month!
What's in Our Website?
Weve put together information about everything from how to eat healthier at todays fast food restaurants to some amazing facts about them.
Did you know that fat can actually be good for you? Did you know that you can have too much protein? If not, why not start with some general information about nutrition in our guide, All About Nutrition (And Whats Best for You). Here you will find information on things like calories, fats, protein, and carbohydrates.
Check out our Advertisements page and find out about what fast food restaurants put in their ads to lure you into their restaurants. Discover the important details that can only be found in small print at the bottom of their ads. After reading this, you'll probably wonder, "Have I been cheated?"
What do you think about the hot lunches at your school? You can look on our school lunch guide, School Lunches (And Other Lunch Facts), to learn just how healthy the school lunches really are.
Test your knowledge of fast food. Can you choose the healthiest of two meals? Give it a try on our Which Meal Is Healthier site.
We found a lot of cool and interesting information during our research, and you can find it here in our Did You Know section.
Did you ever wonder which restaurant has the healthier meal, burger, fries, etc.? Check out our Nutrition Guides (And Links to Fast Food Restaurant Sites) to find out nutritional facts about all of your favorite restaurants. Stop by our Who Says You Can't Eat Healthy site to find a healthy meal from each of your favorite fast food restaurants.
To find out more about us and to send us your comments, suggestions on new things that you want on our site, or just to say hi, visit All About Us.
Finally, pay a visit to a page we created for our friends in the second grade, Miss Southland's Second Grade Nutrition Pouch.
Remember, Fast Food + Nutrition = A Great Web Site!
Stay Healthy Eat Smart!