What Your Kids Eat

A new study shows that kids meals at the top fast food chains are high in calories, and the good options are hard to find.

With childhood obesity rates on the rise, what kids eat is in focus more than ever.  It should be.  Research shows that kids who get on the wrong path when it comes their weight and eating habits can have many more health troubles as adults. 

"Nearly every single possible combination of the children’s meals at KFC, Taco Bell, Sonic, Jack in the Box, and Chick-fil-A is too high in calories," says a press release from the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. The study says 93% of 1,474 possible choices at the 13 chains exceed 430 calories. That's the amount that is one-third of what the Institute of Medicine recommends that children aged four through eight should consume in a day.

Read the full release <a href=http://www.cspinet.org/new/200808041.html> here. </a> 

Fast food is super convenient.  But are children paying too high a price for that convenience? Does your family have policies about fast food? 

 

 

Read More Blogs

You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Aug 5, 2008 at 07:47 PM
    I have a 6 year old, her mother is nuts on making sure she's eating healthy. Fruits and Veggies at every meal.
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability
Gray Television, Inc.