It’s no secret that most restaurant kids’ meals aren't exactly healthy. Too often they are high in calories, saturated fat, sugar and sodium--and low in nutrition. Eating out used to be a special treat – now it’s become a strategy for how we can get one more thing marked off our to-do list. Restaurants should do their part by including menu items that are healthy, especially for kids. That is why advocates like you have been calling for restaurants to make all meals - but especially kids' meals - heathier. And we are starting to see some change.
We need to keep up the pressure and get the fast food giants to make kids' meals healthier now!
Did you know that about 42% of kids ages 2 to 9 eat fast food on any given day? And more than 95% of kids’ meals at US chain restaurants fail to meet the basic nutrition standards of the US Department of Agriculture? We are all trying to make better choices for ourselves and our kids and restaurants need to do their part.
What do we want to see? Meals that will help our kids grow up healthy, served with a healthy drink include a fruit or veggie, whole grains and lean protein, have less than 600 calories and are low in saturated fat, salt and sugar. And we know it’s possible. In fact, we see options popping up around the country. Now it is time for the big guys to do the right thing and give their customers what they want.
Will you help?Tell the fast food giants to make kids' meals healthier now!
Join us as we look to move 5 fast food giants toward healthier kids’ meals. With an easy push of a button you can send an email to the CEOs of Burger King, KFC, Applebee’s, IHOP and Jack-in-the Box asking them to do the right thing and make all of their kids’ meals healthier today. We know it is possible. Momentum is building, and we are seeing more restaurants offer healthier options for families. It’s good for all of us when we serve kids better.