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Urge Restaurants to Do Better for Kids

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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.

Children consume about a quarter of their calories from restaurants. Soda and other sugary beverages, such as lemonade and fruit drinks, are a top source of calories in children’s diets and contribute to diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. 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.

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Urge restaurants to do better for kids