McPhat Kids (but with an f)?

August 05 2008 - 9:49 AM

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, CSPI, published a report letting us know that kids who eat at fast food restaurants are eating poorly. No kidding. Why is this news? Where is common sense? The conclusion is to get the apple slices instead of French fries… that’s stupid. Let’s go to the liquor store and get a milk chug before the ball game. Let’s bring rice cakes to the movies and sit next to the large bucket of popcorn. Let’s go to the steak place and order the fish… (Okay. I’ve made that mistake). Here’s what you do. Walk out of the fast food establishment and eat at the grocery store. Most groceries have seating areas, not to mention Starbucks, prepared foods, etc. and buy your kid a real apple. And It’s cheaper. Just avoid the prepared fried chicken. That’s too tasty for you to handle.

From the Chicago Tribune:

The CSPI study found a whopping 93 percent of all kids meals offered by
13 top chains contain too many calories. In fact, several meals hover
around the 1,000-calorie mark, far above the roughly 430-calorie-a-meal
recommendation from the Institute of Medicine for sedentary children 4
to 8 years old.

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