junk food

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food that tastes good but is high in calories having little nutritional value

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She said junk food, chocolates and soft drinks could cause tooth decay among the kids and the dental enamel that helps maintain the structure and shape of the teeth is damaged due to its usage.
Although there are a growing number of healthier fast food options, most fast food can still be classified as junk food.
Children get addicted to junk food due to its taste and do not realise its harmful effects.
Those in the high exposure group would eat at least 520 more junk food snacks over the course of the year, it was found.
In one case, researchers observed nine junk food adverts in just 30 minutes.
Junk food and fizzy drinks are instrumental in increasing obesity rates in Oman.
Vishwas Satgar, chair of the board of the Co-operative Policy Alternative Centre (COPAC), as saying that people sometimes eat junk food out of necessity, as it is cheap (and easily available).
Any future UK government must go much further in closing the loopholes in the sugary drinks tax as well as tightening regulation of broadcast and digital junk food advertising seen by children.
The government has been issuing advisories from time to time, discouraging consumption of junk food in the country.
Linda Bauld of the charity said: "Children in Scotland are regularly seeing adverts for junk food that make them feel hungry and influence what they eat.
The results suggest that, despite current rules saying junk food cannot be promoted during children's TV shows, youngsters are heavily influenced by the adverts at other times of day.
Local communities should be given more freedom to ban junk food advertising near schools, the Local Government Association (LGA) said.
Gabby Holmes and Natalie Crean, created The Real Junk Food Project, launched on the corner of Everton Brow.
Shouldn't the government start asking fastfood and junk food manufacturers to make their fares healthier?
CHANGE IN lifestyle, consumption of junk food and lack of physical exercise are some factors which make schoolchildren susceptible to liver problems, a survey conducted by a private hospital in Noida revealed.