National Junk Food Day

July 21st, National Junk Food Day

The National Junk Food Day is celebrated every 21st of July each year. During this day, people are permitted to eat as much junk food as they want, while also putting their health in mind. The term junk food refers to any food that contains a high amount of sugar, salt, fats, and calories and contains little to no nutritional value.

About the National Junk Food DayJunk Food Day

During the National Junk Food Day, people conduct various activities that let them achieve the purposes or objectives of this day. For one, people eat as much junk food as they want. Others prefer to dine out in fast food restaurants with their family and friends. People also shout out on social media how they are celebrating this special day.


Unfortunately, even with extensive research about the National Junk Food Day, we were not able to find out how this celebration began. We also don’t know who is/are the person/s responsible for starting this event. But still, we can make a good guess as to the reason why this day started – perhaps a person or a group of people thought that in general, people are discouraged to eat junk food especially in large amounts. But if we live healthily, then we may permit just one day where people are permitted to chow down on delicious junk foods. And perhaps with that, the National Junk Food Day was born.


As mentioned earlier, the National Junk Food Day is celebrated every 21st of July every year.

Why CelebrateJunk Food Day

You might have been living healthy for a long time and have avoided eating junk foods altogether. But it is also not bad to eat some junk foods once in a while. The National Junk Food Day is one such day, and perhaps the most ideal time, where you binge on the junk foods you have been craving to eat. Millions of people take part in this day’s celebrations & the same as people do on Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day & National Comfort Food Day.

Celebration Ideas and Activities

The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the National Junk Food Day as best as it can be:

Eat a Tolerable Amount of Junk Foods

One good idea for your celebration of this day is to eat a tolerable amount of junk food. This means that you can chow down on bags of chips or other kinds of junk foods but do not overeat yourself, especially if you currently have health issues that discourage you from eating unhealthy foods. Beforehand, you can go to the grocery or convenience store to buy the junk foods you have been craving for. You can then chow them down as you watch your favorite movies or TV shows. People love to celebrate this holiday as much as they love to celebrate National Homemade Bread Day

Dine Out in Fast Food Restaurant with Friends and Family

Another way to celebrate this day is to invite your family and friends to dine out with you in a fast-food restaurant. You can eat as many hamburgers and fries as you want, especially if you have been craving them for the longest time.

Advocate for Healthy Living

Do not forget to advocate for healthy living during this day. Yes, this National Junk Food Day permits people to eat junk foods but it also aims to remind them how unhealthy they are. Tell people the facts about junk foods and why they should not eat them frequently.Junk Food Day

Share on Social Media

You can also take your celebration of this day on social media, you can, for instance, use the hashtag #NationalJunkFoodDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this food holiday. Let your Twitter followers, Instagram followers, and Facebook friends know about such an event so that they may opt to participate in it as well.

Interesting Facts About Junk Food

  • An average American consumes about 22 teaspoons of sugars per day. Most of these come from high-fructose corn syrup contained in candy bars and soft drinks.
  • Junk foods are addictive because they alter brain activity the same way that addictive drugs like heroin and cocaine do.
  • On the average, Americans eat over four pounds of potato chips every year.
  • The term junk food came from a 1960s song. But the term became popular only during 1976 when the song Junk Food Junkie became a chart-topper.
  • Lower income families tend to eat more junk foods than higher income families. According to scientists, this behavior stems from the fact that economic uncertainty makes it less likely for a person to prepare for a healthier diet in the long term.
  • Pregnant women who eat junk food will have their babies tend to eat unhealthier when grown up.


  • Junk food will always remain unhealthy but today is an excuse to eat some. Happy National Junk Food Day! Remember, only eat some and not a lot!
  • Junk foods are called junk food primarily because they are trash food. They bring no nutrients into our body and instead bring only harmful contents into us. Remember this always. Happy National Junk Food Day!
  • The National Junk Food Day gives you permission to eat the chips you have been craving for. Consider this as your cheat day and eat those bags of chips sitting in your cabinet. Happy National Junk Food Day!
  • Junk Food Day is both a day where people are allowed to eat junk food and also a day where people are warned about how unhealthy they are. Let us still celebrate this day to make more people enlightened about the facts on junk foods. Happy National Junk Food Day!
  • Happy National Junk Food Day! May those junk foods you eat put a smile in your face while also keeping in mind that you should not eat them often.


  • “If we’re not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn’t settle for junk food.” – Sally Edwards
  • “If you put junk food in your body, your body will turn to junk.” – Goldie Hawn
  • “I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.” Tyra Banks
  • “Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat. If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body.” – Jeanette Jenkins
  • “Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat. If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body.” – Jeanette Jenkins
  • “I was eating bad stuff. Lots of sugar and carbs, junk food all the time. It makes you very irritated.” – Avril Lavigne
  • “Nobody had ever told me junk food was bad for me. Four years of medical school, and four years of internship and residency, and I never thought anything was wrong with eating sweet rolls and doughnuts, and potatoes, and bread, and sweets.” – Robert Atkins
  • “Families are struggling against a tide of junk information on junk food.” – Diane Abbott
  • “I know that when I get stressed, I want to eat junk food. So now I just know – ‘I’m stressed, I want to eat junk food, so I’m going to go work out instead, or eat something healthy.’ It really works.” – Cara Castronuova
  • “I don’t eat junk foods and I don’t think junk thoughts.” – Peace Pilgrim
  • “To a significant degree, we are an overfed and undernourished nation digging an early grave with our teeth, and lacking the energy that could be ours because we overindulge in junk foods.” – Ezra Taft Benson
  • “The key dietary messages are stunningly simple: Eat less, move more, eat more fruits and vegetables, and don’t eat too much junk food. It’s no more complicated than that.” – Marion Nestle
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