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Nutritional quality of fast food items on Kids’ Menus

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October 24, 2013

A new study that compares the nutritional content of kids’ menus in fast food restaurants has been published in the journal Public Health Nutrition.

“Nutritional quality of fast food items on Kids’ Menus: comparisons across countries and companies” by Hobin et al is an innovative study that compares the calories, sodium, total fat and saturated fat of food items offered on kids’ menus in four leading fast food chains.

“Nearly one-third of children are overweight or obese, and kids’ meals are the top selling fast food items sold to children under the age of 13,” said Dr. Erin Hobin, scientist at Public Health Ontario and lead author of the study. Download – View Website