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On any given day, one-third of children and teens consume fast food, which is high in calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar. To address public health concerns, large fast-food restaurants have pledged to offer healthier drinks and sides in their kids’ meals. However, evaluations of company pledges demonstrate few improvements in the nutrition quality of fast-food meals offered and consumed by children.

Increasingly, local communities and states are passing laws that require restaurants to offer healthier kids’ meals.

Rudd Center Research

Resources

  • UConn Science in Seconds video: The Truth about Fast-Food Kids’ Meals