Healthy Choices in Fast Food Restaurants
An article about healthy choices in fast food restaurants.
Even on the go and on a budget, you can help your child get the nutrition they need:
- Choose water over soda, juices, or shakes.
- Choose grilled or baked instead of fried or breaded (for instance, a baked potato over french fries).
- Look for fruits, vegetables, and salads.
- Skip the cheese and go lighter on mayonnaise and sweetened sauces like ketchup or barbecue sauce.
- Be aware of large portions (children need less than adults), and share the meal or bring a container to save it for later.
- Look for healthy desserts such as sliced fruit.
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Watch Chef Lily’s video with your little one.
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A Conversation on Healthy Habits
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