Study: Kids' Meals have Too Many Calories

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More than 90 percent of restaurant meals for kids are loaded with too many calories.

Almost all of the meals contained well above the recommended 430-calories for children 4 to 8 years old, a study released by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy has found.

In fact some meals were double that amount.

"Our study shows that 93 percent of meal combinations at the nation's largest chains provide a calorie overdose ... despite the fact that these meals are marketed as appropriate for children," said Dr. Harold Goldstein with Calif. Center for Public Health Advocacy.

The research was conducted at 13 major restaurant chains. The study showed that eating out now accounts for one-third of children's caloric intake.

Experts say restaurants are setting up parents to fail because some parents have no idea what they are feeding their kids.

They say the typical fried chicken and burger meal combos will lead to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Source: CBN News, ABC News

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