When you order a kids' meal at any restaurant, chances are you're not going to get a quinoa salad or grilled chicken with kale, hold the oil. Instead, you can bet on a basket of fried chicken fingers and fries or a bowl of macaroni and cheese.
If anyone is surprised by this, please speak now.
A recent study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) found that most restaurant kids' meals are still brimming with calories.
Out of the 3,500 kids' meals surveyed for the study, 97% of them failed to meet nutritional standards, Reuters reported. Still, if you look back at how kids' meals fared in 2008, with 99% of the meals failing, you could say we're moving in the right direction.
"One out of every three American children is overweight or obese, but it's as if the chain restaurant industry didn't get the memo," said CSPI nutrition policy director Margo G. Wootan in a release on the CSPI website.