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Health Tip: Opt for Healthier Fast Food

Posted: Sep 20, 2013 5:00 AM by Diana Kohnle

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(HealthDay News) -- As teens grow more independent, they need to make healthier food choices without depending on advice from mom and dad ... even at a fast-food restaurant.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests:

  • Instead of a fried chicken sandwich, opt for a chicken fajita.
  • Instead of a super-sized burger with high-fat toppings, opt for a lean burger.
  • In lieu of fries, select a baked potato.
  • Instead of ice cream, choose nonfat frozen yogurt topped with fruit.
  • Order a salad and choose low-fat dressing.
  • Ask for water, skipping a milkshake or soda.

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