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Kids' menus at restaurants no healthier than five years ago, study finds

Restaurant menus generally aren’t loaded with an abundance of healthy offerings, and menus geared toward pint-sized diners are no different.

In 2011, many leading chain restaurants pledged to improve the nutritional value of their menu offerings for children. However, a new study finds that no significant improvements have been made to cut calories, saturated fat, or sodium in meals found on kids’ menus over the past five years.

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health say the Kids LiveWell program, launched by the National Restaurant Association in 2011, has had little impact on the restaurant industry as a whole.


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