Lot of data in there, and some things that SHOULD be common sense, but apparently aren't. Here's the part I really don't understand:
"Income was not a factor in how many daily calories came from fast food, except among those aged 20 to 39, where fast-food calories dropped as income rose."
1 - this is the group where most parents will fall
2 - fast food is ALWAYS more expensive than cooking it from scratch. If it's 99 cents at Taco Bell, that means it's about 40 cents to make your own.
So why is it the group most likely to have young children in the house and the tightest budget is more likely to waste the money on it than those who don't need to be frugal and can afford to have it? Do people really believe it's cheaper to spend $5 on a burger they can make at home for less than $1?Answer Question
Answer by Ballad at 3:07 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
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Answer by pinkdragon36 at 3:31 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
The one fast food splurge that we make with any regularity, maybe twice a month, are the $5 Pizzas from Little Caesar's. One Med pizza feeds my three kids and I for lunch. I have actually tried buying all the ingredients to to make that and $1 for the packet of dough mix. $1.50 for the sauce. $2 for ONE packet of cheese....but you really need two. You are at six of one, half a dozen of the other. One is cooked and ready to go....it wins ;) We hit McDonald's for the first time in a WHILE a few weeks back and I was blown AWAY. To feed the four of us was over $25! That's insane! You wont see us back there again. Although the real thing that ooged me out about the fast food places was seeing the burgers and fries 1 year later! omg! They looked EXACTLY the same! that can NOT be a good thing to put in your body! However, the no preservatives added Capri Suns have gone off my shopping list for the mold that keeps popping up!
Answer by momof030404 at 3:34 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
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