Study: 97% of kids meals have poor nutritional quality

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According to a new study, 97% of all meal options for children at America's top chain restaurants have poor nutritional quality.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest found that fried chicken fingers, burgers, fries and sugary drinks dominate kid's menus across the nation.

According to the study, 97% of the nearly 3,500 meal options are not meeting the center's criteria for healthy meals for children.

CSPI director Margo G. Wootan said "One out of every three American children is overweight or obese, but it's as if the chain restaurant industry didn't get the memo."

According to the study, Subway is the only restaurant that offers healthy meals for kids. They are also the only restaurant not to offer sugary drinks in kid's meals, instead choosing low-fat milk or bottled water.

 To meet CSPI's nutrition criteria, kids' meals must not exceed 430 calories, more than 35 percent of calories from fat, or more than 10 percent of calories from saturated plus trans fat. Meals that meet CSPI's criteria cannot have more than 35 percent added sugars by weight nor more than 770 milligrams of sodium.

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