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Kids’ restaurant meals need slimming down: nutritionists

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“Most items offered on children’s menus at major restaurant chains in the United States have too many calories, a new study finds. Fifteen child nutrition experts who were consulted for the study recommended a maximum of 300 calories in main dishes for children, such as a burger or serving of macaroni and cheese. But the average calorie counts for those items on menus at the nation’s top 200 restaurant chains were 465 and 442, respectively, according to the findings by the RAND Corp., an independent health policy research organization.”(more)

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