A study recently published in the Clinical Pediatrics journal revealed that the test scores of children who consume fast food 4 times a week or more were up to 20% lower than those of children who don't regularly consume fast food. The study was done on 11,700 elementary age students, once when they were in kindergarten and again when the students were in grade five. Some additional observations were made:
- 2 in 3 grade five students reported to eating fast food before the study was done.
- 1 in 10 students reported eating fast food every day.
- Another 10% reported eating fast food between 4-6 times a week.