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Fast Food Bank to the Rescue of Busy Families

Jun 7, 2008
There's no single answer to overweight and obesity, but one thing everyone agrees on is that we have to reduce the amount of junk food which is being consumed, especially by children.

Busy parents, stretched for time and energy, often turn to fast food because it seems so much quicker and easier than cooking at home. In fact as celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has often tried to explain, when you know what you're doing, there is no faster food than home-prepared food, simply because you can prepare it in less time than it takes to go and pick it up, or wait for it to be delivered.

As well as home-cooked meals being faster than "fast food", they can pack a flavour punch that the junk is seriously short on. And with families under the pump with rising food costs, learning to knock up superb meals in just minutes can shred the family food bill and give the children in the family a true health advantage.

Home-prepared food is the fastest, tastiest, cheapest, and all-round best way to go - if you know how to prepare it.

A brand new Australian web site hopes to have a global impact by helping parents to be more confident about ripping into some truly fast meals. They've started a "Fast Food Bank", seeded it with a few great recipes, and hope that families will get with the spirit and post up their own fast favourites for everyone to share.

To be included on the site each recipe must pack a great flavour punch, must be 100% healthy, and must be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Look out for "Eastern Turkey Wrap with Tabouleh" - it'll set your taste buds zinging just reading about it!

FastFoodBank.com is part of the Kind Communities Initiative, with a mission of giving families everything they need to support individual and family health and wellbeing, to drive down rates of overweight, obesity, diabetes and depression and give them their lives back in an overly hectic world.
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