junk food


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junk food

n.
A high-calorie food that is low in nutritional value.

junk food

n
(Cookery) food that is low in nutritional value, often highly processed or ready-prepared, and eaten instead of or in addition to well-balanced meals

junk′ food`


n.
1. food, as potato chips or candy, that is high in calories but of little nutritional value.
2. anything that is attractive or diverting but of negligible substance.
[1970–75]
junk′-food`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.junk food - food that tastes good but is high in calories having little nutritional valuejunk food - food that tastes good but is high in calories having little nutritional value
solid food, food - any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"
Translations
طَعام بسيط سريع قليل الفائِده
bufetová strava
junkfood
egészségtelen ennivaló
malo vredna hrana
abur cubur yiyecek

junk food

ncibo a scarso valore nutritivo

junk1

(dʒaŋk) noun
unwanted or worthless articles; rubbish. That cupboard is full of junk; (also adjective) This vase was bought in a junk shop (= a shop that sells junk).
ˈjunk food noun
food such as potato chips, sweets and doughnuts, which is mass-produced and is of low nutritional value.

junk food

n comida chatarra, comida basura (esp. Esp)
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She said: "Once you get used to having some junk food, it becomes habitual.
Addressing the Healthy Eating in Schools Conference in central London today Mr Balls argued there was "no point" in banning junk food in schools if teenagers can get unhealthy food from nearby shops which undercut school lunch prices.
At a recent schools forums the secondary school teachers were sceptical about how to keep pupils away from junk food but the primary school teachers were very positive.
And it follows research which found that children no longer regard junk food as a treat but as part of their daily diet.
Their survey of parents found two thirds were unaware some junk food firms had online games aimed at children.
14 in the British Journal of Nutrition found that rats fed a diet of processed junk food such as doughnuts, muffins, biscuits, fried potatoes and sweets during pregnancy and lactation gave birth to offspring that overate and had a preference for food rich in fat, sugar and salt.
Labour's Baroness Thornton said tougher measures were needed despite new Ofcom rules banning junk food ads during programmes targeted at under-16s.
The new ban, crafted by Ofcom--the UK regulating body for the communications industries--is intended to reduce youth exposure to junk food advertisements, in hopes of decreasing junk food consumption, and thus obesity rates, among young people.
Jane London, deputy chief executive of the forum, blasted advertisers and food manufacturers who target children, claiming that parents were "swimming against the tide" of junk food advertising
Now we want to make it harder for youngsters to be distracted by the easy availability of junk food close to school.
Shape of the Nation by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and Calories In, Calories Out: Food and Exercise in Public Elementary Schools found that students still have access to junk food and are not getting enough time for physical education during the school day.
Education minister Jane Davidson announced the ban on fizzy drinks and crisps after the Westminster Government said junk food would be taken out of English schools from the autumn term.