How Do Your Fast Food Meals Measure Up

Reflect back on your last fast-food meal or snack. What did you order? Did you consider how your menu choices fit within your overall diet? Take a moment to rate your food choices.

  • On the following chart, write in the last fast-food meal or snack you ordered and the portion size for each menu item.
  • Using the chart "FFF-Fast Food Facts" in this chapter, find out how your food choices measured up. Write in the amount of calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium for each menu item you ordered. Then total the amounts at the bottom of the chart. Check the restaurant's Web site for the nutritional breakdown of their current menu.
  • Go a little farther. Using information from MyPyra-mid in chapter 10, write the food group and the amounts from each menu item.
  • Surprised by the results? What did you learn about your fast-food choices? What might you change if you order this meal or snack again?

There's no right or wrong answer to fast-food eating. The best meal or snack for you depends on you-your needs, your health, and the overall food choices you make every day!

Write it down

Menu Item

Your Portion Size

Calories

Saturated Fat (g)

Cholesterol (mg)

Sodium (mg)

Food Group/Amount

Totals:

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