March 28, 2013, USA Today
By Nancy Hellmich
Most kids’ meals at top chain restaurants in the United States are still failing to make the grade when it comes to good nutrition, a new analysis finds.
Fried chicken fingers and nuggets, fries, and soda are the most common items offered to children, and some kids meals contain more than 1,000 calories and are high in sodium and fat, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The government’s dietary guidelines recommend that children ages 4 to 10 eat 1,200 to 2,200 calories for the entire day.
“This is really disappointing,” says Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy for CSPI. “Restaurants should be doing better.” Continue reading