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The Return to Fast Food Nation

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Nearly a decade after the release of Eric Schlosser’s best-selling Fast Food Nation, Colorado Springs, the “epicenter of his book,” still ranks among the country’s top 40 fast-food cities, though not at the top, according to an analysis by the Daily Beast. Today, the Springs has 242 fast food joints, or about 60.5 per 100,000 residents, notes the Gazette, about half that of the nation’s leading fast-food offender, Orlando, Florida, which has 463 restaurants for 196.3 per 100,000 residents (Louisville, Kentucky, is No. 2). Denver’s not off the hook, though, coming in at 39th (324 outlets: 53.1 per 100,000 residents). In a separate blog post, the Gazette points out that the Beast’s list does not include locally owned joints.

Certainly the more fast food you eat, the more exercise you’ll need. But some students in Aurora will no longer receive class credit for it now that the Aurora Public School District has nixed its physical education requirement for graduating seniors, writes 9News.

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