Child and parent perspectives on healthier side dishes and beverages in restaurant kids' meals: results from a national survey in the United States.

Shonkoff, Eleanor T.
Anzman-Frasca, Stephanie.
Lynskey, Vanessa M.
Chan, Grace.
Glenn, Meaghan E.
Economos, Christina D.

Background: Children frequently consume foods from restaurants; considering the quick-service sector alone, 1/3 of children eat food from these restaurants on a given day, and among these consumers, 1/3 of their daily calories come from fast food. Restaurant foods and beverages are second only to grocery store foods and beverages in their contribution to total energy intake of U.S. 4- to 11-year-o... read more

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