US Chain Restaurants to Offer Healthier Children's Menu
Nineteen U.S. restaurant chains, including Burger King, IHOP, Au Bon Pain, Brinker International's Chili's Grill & Bar, Cracker Barrel, Denny's, El Pollo Loco, Outback Steakhouse OSI and Sizzler are backing an industry effort to serve and promote healthier meals for children. The program will focus on increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and low-fat dairy, while limiting unhealthy fats, sugars and sodium.
Participants agreed to offer a children's meal -- comprising an entree, a side and a drink -- with 600 calories or less that meets the above criteria. They also promise to offer at least one other individual item with 200 calories or less.
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