Forget fast food, slow down for better well-being

Lauren T. Williams, John Germov

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    Abstract

    There’s an old saying, you are what you eat. If you look at the average Australian diet, we’re in trouble.
    The rise of the 24/7 society, unsocial work hours and an accelerating pace of life have led the consumption of fast food to soar. Nearly one in four of the meals we eat are prepared outside the home and they tend to contain more fat, salt and sugar than the homemade equivalent.
    Alongside the negative health outcomes of fast food are the environmental impacts of industrialised food production and packaging, and management of food waste.
    Original languageEnglish
    Specialist publicationThe Conversation
    PublisherThe Conversation
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2013

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