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Junk Foods

Nutrition Glossary

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Updated April 28, 2014

Junk Food
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Definition: Any prepared food that is low in nutritional value and usually high in fat, sugar and sodium. Junk foods may be found in grocery stores, convenience stores and restaurants -- especially in fast food restaurants.

Junk foods may include sweets (like candy, cookies, pastries), fried foods (like French fries, corn dogs and microwaveable snack foods), and any fast foods made with poor quality ingredients.

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