Kids’ Meals At Fast Food Restaurants Loaded With Calories, Fat

August 5, 2008

A report from the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington has revealed that kids' meals at fast food restaurants are loaded with calories, and are not healthy.........Boston (ChattahBox) – A report from the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington has revealed that kids’ meals at fast food restaurants are loaded with calories, and are not healthy.

The report looked at 13 different fast food chains such as KFC, Taco Bell, Sonic, and others. In total, they looked at 1,474 choices of foods for kids.

They found that 93% of the kids’ meals at these fast food restaurants were above nearly double the recommended calorie intake for a meal for a kid aged 4 to 8, 430 calories.

430 calories is one-third of the recommended daily calorie intake for kids aged 4 to 8.

They also found that 45% of the kids’ meals were high in saturated and trans fats.

86% of the kids’ meals were also found to be high in sodium.

This shows that it is becoming extremely difficult to get kids a healthy meal on-the-go.


Comments

Got something to say? **Please Note** - Comments may be edited for clarity or obscenity, and all comments are published at the discretion of ChattahBox.com - Comments are the opinions of the individuals leaving them, and not of ChattahBox.com or its partners. - Please do not spam or submit comments that use copyright materials, hearsay or are based on reports where the supposed fact or quote is not a matter of public knowledge are also not permitted.