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Not-So Fast Food

A Funny Food Poem for Kids

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not-so-fast-food

Burgers, pizzas, chicken wings.
Tacos, French fries, onion rings.
Ice cream, donuts, cookies, cakes.
Soda, chips, and chocolate shakes.
These are things I like to munch,
breakfast, dinner, snack and lunch.

Every meal I eat includes
more, and more, and more fast foods.
Yet with every meal I eat
I grow slower on my feet.
This is why I want to know
why does fast food make me slow?

 --Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 1

 


About This Poem

Sometimes kids will ask my what my favorite subject is to write about. Without hesitation, I tell them "food." I love food. I love to cook and I love to eat. So of course I like to write poems about cooking and eating too.

However, I pretty much don't eat fast food anymore. It's not that I don't like it. There's not much that's tastier than a burger with fries and a chocolate shake or a pizza and a soda. But I also notice that I tend to have more energy when I eat healthier foods. Whenever I eat spaghetti for lunch, all I want to do is take a nap in the afternoon.

Which made me realize that fast food makes you slow, while slow food (meaning healthy, well-prepared foods with lots of vegetables) tends to give you more energy, even though it might not taste as good. Slow food might even make you lighter and faster.


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