The dynasties of fast food all had humble beginnings from basic food groups. Now, after 40 plus years of watching the ill effects of processed fast foods on our youth, it is time for an entire overhaul of fast food as we know it. More than just adding a few 'healthier choice' menu items, it is time for the next generation of fast foods to put taste and nutrition on par with each other. A major makeover is long overdue. In this effort, a group of youth are chosen from around the country by an essay contest. Winners will share their ideas of what they think the best fast food restaurants of the future would be like, and then join a group of professionals (doctors, dietitians intuitionalists and marketers) to create the menu for the restaurants of the future. America's love for fast foods will not disappear because we have discovered it to be devoid of any meaningful nutritional value. The next generation of fast food will incorporate great taste of food, atmosphere and nutrition. Youth fighting obesity will love to spend time in the fast food restaurants of tomorrow because it will be an affirming environment in their quest to stay healthy right along with their peers. So, while youth may not be able to directly affect change in the medical arena, utilizing doctors and other health professionals to help them create products they will purchase with their own buying power helps youth to become complicit in their own healthcare. Parents who need to utilize take-out dinners due to busy schedules can feel good about feeding their families a high quality meal at an affordable price. These steps will create a new air of change in this country about fast food (incorporating good taste and a positive socialization environment) and will help begin to stem the tide of childhood obesity. It is not enough to tell children to exercise more, they must also have food choices that are exciting to help them maintain any success exercise provides. Kids will re-design healthy eating.