The Center for Science in Public Restaurants (CSPI) recently investigated the nutritional quality of kids meals at the top 50 chain restaurants in America. They found that chicken fingers, burgers and french fries make up the majority of kids meal choices – and 97% of the 3,500+ kids meal possibilities FAIL to meet CSPI’s nutritional guidelines.
One restaurant chain stood out…WAY OUT…from the others because their ENTIRE Kids Menu (8 choices) meets the CSPI standard. The ONLY restaurant that offers a Healthy Kids Meals is SUBWAY.
SUBWAY Restaurants wants to let you know about their commitment to nutrition. They are always striving to improve their menus for both adults and children, which offer a variety of great tasting sandwiches and salads that are trans-fat free, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol, including those on the SUBWAY FRESH FIT and SUBWAY FRESH FIT FOR KIDS menus with 6 grams of fat or less.
What You Can Expect in a SUBWAY FRESH FIT FOR KIDS Meal:
All eight children’s meals include a 4” sub, apple slices and low-fat milk or bottled water. This amounts 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 has partnered with the National Institutes of Health to fight childhood obesity.
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