Fast food is such a big part of the American Drive & Dine Culture. However when you have a family fast food can be, expensive food! The average American spends $1,200 a year on fast food (that's only one person!) More than 1/3 of American kids eat fast food everyday. Let's not even talk about the obesity rate. Much of this can be avoided, IF we as parents just take the time to plan ahead. Below is an easy way to get a head start.