Best and Worst Fast Food Kids’ Meals


A new report from Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity suggests fast food is still unhealthy, adding to concerns about childhood obesity.

According to the report, “Chains like McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Burger King offer unhealthy sides and drinks 84 percent of the time, in lieu of their more nutritious offerings like apple slices, yogurt, and juice.”

“The fast food industry has stepped up its efforts to reach children and teens, the researchers say: Last year, preschoolers saw 56 percent more ads for Subway, 21 percent more ads for McDonald’s, and 9 percent more ads for Burger King than they did in 2007. And often, they’re bombarded with images of snacks and desserts—children see more than two advertisements each day promoting unhealthy menu items.”

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