Small changes in kids’ fast food meal cut calories

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Parenting/Kids News Headlines – Yahoo! News
Small changes in kids’ fast food meal cut calories
By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Changes made last year to McDonald’s Happy Meals selections for children may be helping kids to cut calories, according to a new study. “We were curious to know how diners might have changed what they were ordering in order to make up for the reduction of calories,” Andrew Hanks, one of the study’s authors, told Reuters Health. “That was the component we were really interested in because there’s evidence of compensation when your calories decrease,” he said. In addition to adding apple slices, the new Happy Meals contain a smaller portion of French fries and non-fat chocolate milk was offered along with 1 percent-fat white milk.

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