Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking. While convenient for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may contribute to undesired weight gain.
Review Date 4/25/2023
Updated by: Charles I. Schwartz, MD, FAAP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, General Pediatrician at PennCare for Kids, Phoenixville, PA. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.