DONATE
FOR PHYSICIANS
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
ETHICAL RESEARCH & EDUCATION
MEDIA CENTER
LEGISLATIVE FOCUS
CLINICAL RESEARCH
EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE
MEMBERSHIP
SHOP

CONNECT WITH PCRM

 

 

    


Chick-fil-A kid's meal



“Healthy” Kids Meals Unhealthy as Twinkies and Big Macs

Fast-food chains including McDonald’s and Burger King announced plans last year to make children’s meals healthier. But PCRM’s Five Worst “Healthy” Fast-Food Kids Meals report found meals still alarmingly high in fat, cholesterol, sodium, and sugar.

This July marked the one-year anniversary of the Kids LiveWell campaign, a high-profile initiative launched by the National Restaurant Association, where restaurant chains including Burger King and Chick-fil-A pledged to offer and promote healthier kids meals. McDonald’s does not participate in Kids LiveWell, but last July the fast-food giant also announced plans to make its Happy Meals more nutritious.

“So far, the fast-food industry, subsidized by large federal agricultural subsidies for meat and dairy, has little incentive to offer healthier meals,” PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., wrote in his blog. “To force a real change, it is the true stakeholders in this debate: parents, pediatricians—and politicians, who need to keep up the pressure against the fast-food industry with their deep pockets and their ‘happy’ meals that are threatening the very future of our children.”

Five Worst "Healthy" Fast-Food Kids Meals

MEAL NUTRITION SHOCKER
Chick-fil-A Grilled Nuggets Kids Meal Contains the same amount of cholesterol as a Big Mac
McDonald's Cheeseburger Happy Meal Contains more sodium than 13 orders of McDonald's kids fries
Sonic Kids' Jr. Burger Meal Contains more sugar than two Twinkies
Burger King Hamburger Kids Meal Contains almost as much cholesterol as six slices of pork bacon
Denny's Build Your Own Jr. Grand Slam Contains almost 100 more milligrams of sodium than the government recommends children consume at breakfast


Read the whole report at PCRM.org/FastFoodKidsMeals.


Good Medicine: The Dairy Industry's Junk Science

Good Medicine
Autumn 2012
Vol. XXI, No. 4

download as PDF

Good Medicine
ARCHIVE

 
This site does not provide medical or legal advice. This Web site is for informational purposes only.
Full Disclaimer | Privacy Policy

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste.400, Washington DC, 20016
Phone: 202-686-2210     Email: pcrm@pcrm.org