www.whyville.net May 16, 2003 Weekly Issue

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Fast Food Fried

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French fries, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, oh my! If you haven't already realized, I'm writing this article about fast food restaurants. I know most of you love them. I know for a fact my sister loves them very much, and I used to, too. Up until a year ago, I used to love going to McDonald's and Wendy's, etc., but then I found out my oh-so-favorite restaurants weren't that good for me.

As a child, I would beg my mom to let me walk to McDonald's almost every day after school or on weekends so I could enjoy some nice fast food. My mom would never eat there, no matter how many times she took me.  She would maybe have a drink and some of the fries I couldn't scarf down myself.

One day when my mom said I couldn't go to McDonald's, I asked her why, and she replied, "Because you were just there the other day." At the time, I didn't see anything wrong with going there for a second time that week. Then she told me how fast food isn't usually healthy. I wanted to know more -- she wasn't going to put down my favorite place to eat without an argument!

The next time we went to McDonald's, my mom pointed out the fries being cooked in a greasy bin and the hamburgers being cooked with grease also. What's the point, I thought, you have to cook them somehow, right? So I turned to my teacher to see what he could tell me on the topic. He explained to me about healthy cooking and eating, and about calories and different things like that.

I was 12 years old at the time -- why should I be watching my diet?  Hm...!  That's something for the rest of you to figure out!

This is my first article, so it's probably not perfect, but I hope to write more.

The New Guy,



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