Everywhere you look it seems that someone is selling something to your kids. I find that a lot of they try to claim that they are healthy, but the reality of it is, that they are not. This really holds true when trying to dine out with kids. Everyone is trying to do the right thing to ensure you have healthy options, but many (sadly) fail.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently released the results of “Kids’ Meals: Obesity and Poor Nutrition on the Menu”.” They investigated the nutritional quality of kids’ meals served at the nation’s top 50 chain restaurants. As I said above, most fail — and that was true here — with one exception. Subway’s FRESH FIT™ for KIDS menu was the only chain to actually meet the CSPI’s criteria!
Here are some interesting facts released by this study and the Subway Kids Menu:
- CSPI found that fried chicken fingers, burgers, and French fries continue to dominate the kids’ meals landscape, with 97 percent of the nearly 3,500 meal possibilities not meeting CSPI’s nutrition criteria.
- All of SUBWAY® restaurant’s eight children’s meals, which include a 4” sub, apple slices and low-fat milk or bottled water, amount to less than 430 calories, less than 35% fat, 0 % trans fat, 35% added sugars and 770 mg of sodium, and meet both the expert and industry nutrition standards (CSPI’s and the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell Nutrition Standards).
- SUBWAY FRESH FIT FOR KIDS™ meals have been approved by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with whom SUBWAY® restaurants has partnered to help fight childhood obesity.
What is interesting in our house is that my kids absolutely LOVE Subway. When we are trying to figure out somewhere to go if we need a quick bite, it is usually one of the first restaurants they suggest. This proves that my kids are not about getting a free toy. They really know what tastes good and what they like. The bonus of this is that they are selecting a place that serves items which are actually healthy – and that works for me!
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