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Kids’ Meals and Nutrition

Is the kids’ menu at top restaurants getting any healthier?

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Are kids’ meals at restaurants getting any healthier? The answer is yes… and no…according to a new study.

Researchers checked out the meals at some top restaurants that offer a kids’ menu and make nutrition information publicly available. They included fast food and full-service establishments.

Many of the meals met national calorie recommendations for children…. 72% of them at quick-serve restaurants and 63% of them at full-service restaurants.

But, the majority failed to meet recommendations for fat, saturated fat and sodium levels.

The senior author says, “Restaurants should be commended for their progress to date, but no single step will reverse the childhood obesity epidemic and there is still much work to do.”

I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV… with the news that can help keep your family healthy.