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Parents' Guide to

American Eats

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

History lesson might cause junk food cravings.

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As the show traces a food's history, viewers also learn about culture, geography, economics, and business. In the soda episode, for instance, viewers find out how cocaine became a key ingredient in cola and how public policy changes led to its removal from the ingredient list. Young viewers might find food a compelling angle from which to view history, but parents should know that kids who watch American Eats may end up with an appetite for junk food, since episodes tend to cover more "exciting" foods (leaving out the history of indigenous corn, for example).

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