The French would have a word for this. We have a word for it too, it just doesn’t sound as good: junk food. France has increasingly adapted processed, overly sugary and salty foods, “Macdo’s” Royales with Cheese have never been more popular, vending machines are rampant and other instances of malbouffe are finding their way into one of the richest food cultures in the world. 

In an effort to crack down on the rise in obesity associated with malbouffe, France’s government regulates the diets of its most impressionable citizens: children. Not only do kids spend at least an hour enjoying a four to five-course chicken nugget-free seated meal, their school lunch calendar also includes suggestions on what parents should make for dinner in order to complete the day’s nutrition. 

Use today’s Word of the Day: I’m a French 3rd Grader