Which kids’ menus are most likely to make your children fat? A year-long study of children’s meals has revealed vast dietary differences among America’s favorite fast-food and sit-down chain restaurants, according to the authors of the new book EAT THIS, NOT THAT! For Kids. Co-authors David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding calculated calories, fat (trans- and saturated), and sodium, as well as the average number of calories per children’s entree, and discovered that many of America’s most popular chain restaurants are nutritional nightmares for America’s children.  The authors compared children’s entrees; credited restaurants for having healthy adult options that would appeal to the young palate; evaluated healthy vegetable and fruit sides and drink options that go beyond sugar-laden soda; and docked points for restaurants still dishing out unhealthy trans fats or for refusing to release any nutrition information to their customers.  The result is a Restaurant Report Card that holds each food chain accountable for the fare they’re serving up — to moms, dads, kids, teens, and everybody else — along with a survival strategy for making it through any meal unscathed.  What restaurants made the grade?  Visit http://www.eatthis.com/restaurants.  The book will be available August 19th.

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