Fast Food – Is There A Healthy Kids Meal Option?


When ordering a meal for a child at a fast food restaurant, do not think it is small and you can save salt and calories.

On Monday, August 11, the nonprofit public health group announced a study highlighting children 's fast food options. Overall, my parents have few healthy alternatives left. All possible combinations of children's meals at Taco Bell, Jack in the Box Sonic, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Chick-fil-A are too high in calories. According to the Public Center for Science report. Fast food restaurant is included.

Examining the dietary nutritional content of the child's diet at 13 major restaurant chains, 93% of 1,474 possible choices in 13 chains exceeded 430 milliliters and the National Medical Institute recommended for children One third of the amount to be 4-8 years old should be exhausted in one day.

For example, there are 700 children in Chile's Bar & Grill (including Chili & # 39; s). The combination of meals is 94% that the calorie is too high, that is, 658 people. Country fried chicken crisper, cinnamon apples and chocolate milk made meals of 1,020 calories, cheese pizza, home style fry and lemonade 1,000 calories.

Meals at Burger King of "Big Kid" have "Wacky Pack" with double cheeseburger, French fries, chocolate milk 910 calories and Sonic with 830 calorie grilled cheese. French fries, slashy. There are healthy options, but parents need to know the amount of calories and salt contained in food. According to the report, 45% of the child's diet goes beyond the recommended values โ€‹โ€‹of saturated fat and trans fat, can increase blood cholesterol level and increase the risk of heart disease, 86% of the child's meal is sodium .

Six restaurants in Spokane (Applebee & # 39; s, TGIFriday & # 39; s, Outback Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, IHOP) are asked to not distinguish nutritional information about their diet You can also have a meal, the center said. The other restaurant chains included in the report are Wendy's, Daily Queen, Arby, and Denny.

All restaurants will contain more fruits and vegetables, grain foods, choices such as fruits and vegetables, low fat milk, all meals so that calories, saturated fatty acids, salinity, salinity are less It is recommended that you reconstitute instead of French fries and soda.

In the restaurant, it was recommended to add nutrition information to boards and menus. New York and San Francisco are one of the cities and locales that adopt the menu labeling policy. Hopefully, the fast food restaurant hopes to follow the suit.

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