I just read this article from CNN discussing the findings from a nonprofit health advocacy group which found that most kids’ meals fail to meet the standards for basic nutrition and had to share it.
Among the findings, of the nearly 3,500 meals studied 97% failed to meet basic nutritional standards. In addition, 50% of kids’ meals had more than 600 calories and 66% overshot the standards for sodium content.
If there is good news in all of this, it’s that healthy options are on the rise for kids’ menus in restaurants across the country. The director of the National Restaurant Association, Joy Dubost says that today 3% of kids’ meals are healthy, compared with just 1% four years ago.
What do you think about the findings? Do you try to encourage your kids to order more nutritious menu options when dinning out?