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2011-06-22 14:00:00

A spokesman said Tuesday that fast-food chain Jack in the Box pulled toys from the kids' meals. According to Reuters, the move comes after fast-food companies are under pressure to stop using toys to market children's meals that are high in calories, sugar, fat and salt. Lawmakers in San Francisco and nearby Santa Clara County passed laws that will require kids' meals to meet certain nutritional standards before they can add toys to the mix. "While we've been aware of efforts to ban the...

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2011-04-20 12:03:37

The McDonald's hamburger chain has responded to a lawsuit by suggesting that parents just tell their children "no" when it comes to buying Happy Meals if they do not want their children to have them. The lawsuit accuses McDonald's of unfairly using toys to lure children into its restaurants, Reuters is reporting. The plaintiff, Monet Parham, a Sacramento, California mother of two, charges that the company's advertising violates California consumer protection laws. The long-available Happy...

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2010-11-03 10:40:00

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted to prohibit fast food restaurants from offering free toys with high-calorie, high-fat kids meals, making it the first city in the United States to establish health requirements for such promotions. The ordinance, which was passed by an 8-to-3 margin, is considered "veto proof" as it has enough votes to overturn a rejection by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome, an opponent of the legislation. It is currently scheduled to go into effect in December...

2009-11-27 11:01:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial blog ChristianPF.com released an article listing 10 restaurants that allow kids to get a free meal if their parents purchase an entree. With the current economic conditions, families are looking for any break they can get, so if you have to eat out, why not eat at a restaurant that will feed your kids for free? Some of the restaurants run the "kids eat free" deal every day of the week and some only offer it on a particular day of the week. Each...

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2009-05-27 14:05:00

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...

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2008-11-19 15:24:41

The world's second-largest hamburger chain, Burger King, said on Wednesday that it will limit sodium in its "Kids Meals". Burger King is the first fast food restaurant to take this step. The company, based in Miami, said it will limit sodium to 600 milligrams or less in all its Kids Meals. "We are proud to be the first quick-service restaurant to publicly commit to limiting sodium in Kids Meals," Burger King Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Chidsey said in a statement. The Kids Meal...

2008-08-07 15:00:00

By ABBIE SWANSON QUINCY - The air conditioning in Norwell's Taco Bell made 6-year- old Richie Gardner cold, but his soft tacos and red Blitz Speed Racer toy car were a temporary distraction. "He loves Taco Bell," said grandfather Joe Cronin, of Marshfield, who got Richie his kid's meal at the 48 Washington St. restaurant. High obesity rates in children Richie's age and the link studies show between obesity and fast food have become the latest target of an advocacy group's report on the...

2008-08-07 00:00:07

Healthy kids meals at top restaurant chains are slim pickings, according to a report by a nonprofit public health group. Nearly every possible combination of the children's meals at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Sonic and Chick- fil-A are too high in calories, said a report released Monday by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. "Parents want to feed their children healthy meals, but America's chain restaurants are setting parents up to fail," CSPI nutrition...

2008-08-05 09:00:05

By Joan Lowy Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Healthy kids' meals at top restaurant chains are slim pickings, according to a report by a nonprofit public health group. Nearly every possible combination of the children's meals at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, Sonic, Jack in the Box and Chick- fil-A are too high in calories, the report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest said. The report, released Monday in Washington, looked into the nutritional quality of kids' meals at...

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2008-08-04 16:15:00

A nonprofit public health group released a report on Monday suggesting that parents aren't likely to find healthy meal choices for their children on the menus of the nation's top restaurant chains. The report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest said nearly every possible combination of the children's meals at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, Sonic, Jack in the Box, and Chick-fil-A are too high in calories. The nutritional quality of kids' meals at 13 major restaurant chains was...


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