News from CSPI: 97% of Kids’ Meals Flunk Nutrition at Chain Restaurants

I just read this today but it is from about a month ago, so you may have seen it already.

97% of Kids’ Meals Flunk Nutrition, as Fried Chicken Fingers, Burgers, Fries, Soda Dominate at Chain Restaurants ~ Newsroom ~ News from CSPI ~ Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Recently I  wrote about how popular children’s breakfast foods—cereal, Pop-Tarts, and “juice” drinks—more closely resemble candy and soda than a healthy meal to start the day.

When it comes to eating at many restaurants it appears that most kid’s meals more closely resemble an unhealthy adult meal than a healthy lunch or dinner appropriate for a child.

While we (parents) are responsible for making healthy choices for our kids, it is challenging given the general lack of good options. There are exceptions, of course, including the Fresh Fit for Kid’s meals at Subway that were mentioned in the CSPI article and healthy kid’s meals at EarthFare.

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