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Fast-food experts analyze 5,427 kids' meals -- only 33 are healthful

Fast-food experts analyze 5,427 kids' meals -- only 33 are healthful

It’s not often that the so-called food cops have kind words for the fast-food industry, but there are a few of them in a new report on the offerings from restaurants such as McDonald’s, KFC and Taco Bell -- and how they are marketed to kids. Analysts from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity – a leading proponent of efforts to remove sugary drinks from schools and impose a sin tax on sodas, among other initiatives – analyzed the menu offerings from 18 fast-food chains. They considered all the possible combinations of main dishes, sides and drinks – for a total of 5,427 possible meals. Eleven out of 12 of the restaurants with kids' meals...

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