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Making Wise Fast Food Choices

As you know, meals at fast food restaurants are quick, but they're not always nutritious. However, there are ways to make them fit into a healthy lifestyle.

  • Order hamburgers with lettuce and tomatoes, or roast beef and turkey sandwiches, instead of double hamburgers with sauce or bacon cheeseburgers.
  • Select pizza with vegetable toppings rather than sausage and pepperoni.
  • Baked potatoes and cole slaw make better choices than french fries and onion rings.
  • Choose milk or juice instead of soft drinks.
  • Opt for salad bars when available, even for kids.
  • Look for skinless, broiled chicken sandwiches in place of fried nuggets.
And, remember to compensate for any nutritional shortcomings of fast food by eating and serving healthier meals and snacks during other times of the day.
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From Quick Meals for Healthy Kids and Busy Parents. Copyright 1995 by Sandra K. Nissenberg, Margaret L. Bogle, and Audrey C. Wright. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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