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    Young Swedes Eating Too Much Junk Food

    Most young people in Sweden are eating too little fruit and veg and too much meat, candy, and soda, according to a new study.

    Sweden's youngsters aren't eating well, a study from Sweden's National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket) has found.

    In fact, just one in ten eats the recommended fruit and vegetable intake of 500 grammes a day, the study found.

    While young Swedes are actually eating less candy, soda, and snacks than they were in the last study of its kind in 2003, the sweet stuff still makes up 17 percent of their calorie intake.

    They're also eating more meat and charcuterie than is healthy for both themselves and the environment, the study said.

    Anna Karin Lindroos, a nutritionist at Livsmedelsverket, said some teens were eating "a worrying amount" of junk food.

    "Candy, cakes, snacks and soda is taking the place of normal food, which can lead to a lack of important nutrients," she said in a statement.

    The study found that children who have parents with low levels of education were more likely to be overweight or obsese. These children were also less likely to eat vegetables and fish.

    The results were based on the studies of over 3,000 children across secondary school, typically between the ages of 10 and 18.

    And things don't get better once Swedes reach adulthood, at least according to obesity figures from 2017.

    Indeed, some 51 percent of the Swedish population aged between 16 and 84 are either overweight or obese, according to a report from the Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten).

    "Good and equal health is a basic condition for a society's progress. Our report shows that there needs to be continued strong efforts made in public health in Sweden, and the work must be an important part of social planning," the health agency's director general Johan Carlson said at the time.
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    Cool. Now you all get to be fat like the Anglophere. Can't say I didn't already see this coming.

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    When I lived in Europe, I saw mostly overweight elderly or middle aged people, but it was not common to see young people being flabby. Junk food is like any bad habit that some people practice over time if it's heavy drinking, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, or eating junky food. I cook at home lots because eating out is generally unhealthy with much higher fat content, and restaurants skimp on the vegetables to increase their profits. Fried foods are the worst to start eating as it does taste much better due to the higher fats. Parents try to get their children to eat healthier like vegetables, fruits and leaner meats, but they already acquire a different palette from outside eating experiences. It becomes a "war" over time, or plainly they get no T.V. or gaming.

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    Young Swedes Eating Too Much Junk Food

    Young Americans: Hold my Mountain Dew
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterland View Post
    When I lived in Europe, I saw mostly overweight elderly or middle aged people, but it was not common to see young people being flabby. Junk food is like any bad habit that some people practice over time if it's heavy drinking, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, or eating junky food. I cook at home lots because eating out is generally unhealthy with much higher fat content, and restaurants skimp on the vegetables to increase their profits. Fried foods are the worst to start eating as it does taste much better due to the higher fats. Parents try to get their children to eat healthier like vegetables, fruits and leaner meats, but they already acquire a different palette from outside eating experiences. It becomes a "war" over time, or plainly they get no T.V. or gaming.
    I don't think there's a reason to worry about the percentage of fat in one's diet (although deep fried foods are quite unhealthy). It's the combination of high sugar and high fat which wreaks havoc on one's weight gain.
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    Not sure about the "Swedish" youth here .

    Lots of immigrant youth in the range of 10 till 18 years of age , I guess ...
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