May 27, 2009

Burger King adds 3 Kids Meals

Burger King, the Florida-based fast-food giant, has added three Kids Meals designed to be lower in fat, sodium and calories.

The meals are part of its Positive Steps program and brings the number of choices to four, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday.

Meals in the program must have no more than 560 total calories, with no more than 30 percent of those calories from fat and 10 percent from added sugars. The amount of sodium must be below 600 milligrams.

The new meals include two bite-sized hamburgers with fried apple slices, low-calorie dipping sauce and calcium-fortified apple juice. Another meal includes a hamburger plus the apple slices and juice.

The third, which has less sodium, is chicken tenders accompanied by apple slices and fat-free milk, Burger King said.