junk food


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junk food

1. Food that lacks actual nutritional value. No wonder you're hungry again—you only ate junk food earlier.
2. By extension, anything that is appealing but seems to have little discernable value or benefit. Your brain is going to rot if you keep watching junk food like these stupid reality shows.
See also: food, junk

junk food

Prepackaged snack food that is high in calories but low in nutritional value; also, anything attractive but negligible in value. For example, Nell loves potato chips and other junk food, or When I'm sick in bed I often resort to TV soap operas and similar junk food. [c. 1970]
See also: food, junk

junk food

n. food that is typically high in fats and salt and low in nutritional value; food from a fast-food restaurant. Junk food tastes good no matter how greasy it is.
See also: food, junk
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H2: "Subjective norms positively influence the intentions of long sitting workers to purchase junk food".
"A 9pm watershed across all types of junk advertising is the clearest, most effective measure to ensure that advertising revenue cannot simply be displaced to other types of media, protecting children from the harms of junk food advertising wherever they may be."
The report calls on the Government to update existing regulations so junk food advertising on TV cannot be shown until after the 9pm watershed and introduce similar protection for children exposed to advertising on-demand and online.
The order provides that only 'nutrient-rich foods and fortified food products labeled rich in protein, energy, vitamins, and minerals shall be sold in school canteens.' It also states that the 'sale of carbonated drinks, sugar-based synthetic or artificially flavored juices, junk foods, and any food product that may be detrimental to the child's health' is prohibited.
The daily menu should always be posted in front of the canteen while advertisements or promotions from junk foods and sugary drink products should not be allowed within the school premises.
"If a child watches a series of Britain's Got Talent or X Factor, they will also watch the equivalent of an 60% e entire junk food movie.
'This connection between poor sleep, junk food cravings and unhealthy night time snacking may represent an important way that sleep helps regulate metabolism,' Grandner added.
It comes amid growing calls for tougher restrictions on junk food advertising in the UK to tackle the obesity crisis.
Although there are a growing number of healthier fast food options, most fast food can still be classified as junk food.
Nutrition Experts urged the sale of junk food in schools canteens needs to be discouraged as it is necessary to make the future citizens healthy and fit.
The Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) has called for a 9pm watershed to protect children from junk food marketing.
Should junk food and fizzy drinks be taxed heavily in Oman?
And with few exceptions the people consuming this junk food were extra-large themselves, including the children.
The SNP have vowed to press the UK Government to fulfil their promise to tackle childhood obesity with a sugary drinks tax and a curb on junk food advertising.
A LARGE number of young Qataris are using social media to discard the junk food culture in Qatar and promote healthy eating habits.