Kids' Meals

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Joint Release by CSPI, Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, and Illinois Public Health Institute
Illinois Public Health Institute, Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, and CSPI logos

Stop Sugary Drink Marketing to Massachusetts Kids in Schools and Restaurants

Food and beverage companies spend nearly $2 billion a year marketing to children, impacting their food and beverage choices, diets, and health. Tell Massachusetts state legislators to support H.2333/S.1464 to protect children from the health risks of sugary drinks.

A grade-school child looks up from her school lunch tray

Ask the General Assembly to vote YES to start kids in Illinois off right

We need your help! Soon, the Illinois General Assembly will vote on legislation that would improve restaurant kids’ meals. Email the General Assembly today and tell them to vote YES on healthy children’s meals legislation. Healthy beverages should be offered as the first choice to young kids who are still developing eating patterns that will last a lifetime. This legislation will make it easier for parents to make healthy choices for their families.

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Statement of CSPI Policy Associate Sara Ribakove
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Statement of CSPI Policy Associate Sara Ribakove
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Statement of CSPI Policy Associate Sara Ribakove

Urge Denny’s to Improve Its Kids’ Meals

Children eat about a quarter of their calories from restaurants. When kids eat out, they typically consume more calories, added sugars, and sugary drinks and fewer fruits, vegetables, and whole grains than when they eat at home. Given the large role restaurant foods play in children’s diets and the high demand by parents for healthier options for their kids, restaurants should do more to support healthy eating for children.

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Statement of CSPI Vice President for Nutrition Margo Wootan

Urge restaurants to do better for kids

Given the large role of restaurant foods in children’s diets and high customer demand for healthier options, restaurants should do more to support healthy eating by children. That includes taking sugary drinks off their kids' menus.