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Hidden calories on the KIDS menu: Study warns child-friendly restaurant options are packed full of excessive fat and sugar

The Daily Mail – Mia De Graaf

“The majority of kids’ menus have far more calories than they should, a new study warns. A child-friendly burger should never exceed 300 calories, while fries should be under 100 calories, and sides or salads under 150 calories. The whole meal should be comfortably within 600 calories. However, a new study by the RAND Corporation has found the average kids burger is 465 calories. Overall, a la carte items averaged 147 percent more calories than recommended by the expert panel. The damning news was published hours before a CDC report revealed we are struggling to control child obesity in the United States.”(more)

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