Eating junk food isn’t healthy – it’s harmful in so many ways. Many teens eat junk food because it’s cheaper than all the healthy food. Teens eat junk food like hot cheetos, donuts, ice cream, soda and anything that has sugar.

Sometimes junk food can lead to obesity and health problems in the future. You can gain weight from junk food and can sometimes develop laziness from it. Once you gain weight from eating junk food, It’s difficult to lose it. Eating hamburgers every week is not good for you either. It may look like a meal, but it is considered junk food as well.

A lot of Americans are overweight and are obese. Even young children can get obesity and sometimes be diabetic from consuming so much sugar from sodas. The fact that healthy food is expensive and junk food is cheap can make life difficult for someone who is trying to live healthy on a budget.

This audio slide show features Brian, a Fresno youth, talking about why he eats junk food.

The kNOw Youth Media
The kNOw works to support and equip young people with the journalism and advocacy skills they need to tell their stories and the stories of their communities.

In 2006, over 25 youth began participating in weekly after-school writing workshops where they congregated in the hallway of a two-story building in West Fresno and learned the essentials of creating media and telling their stories. The group evolved over the next five years and is now proudly recognized as The kNOw Youth Media.

Through our program, we create opportunities for our youth participants, who in turn create long-term positive change in their communities. Our approach weaves youth development and youth media innovation to produce our biannual youth publication, multimedia projects, and community forums.

The kNOw began as a project of New America Media, which was the country’s first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations. In 2018 The kNOw became a project of Youth Leadership Institute.

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