{lifestyle} Kids Live Well: Healthful Choices, Happy Kids

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) created the Kids Live Well program to help both restaurants and consumers have better access to healthier choices when eating out, making “the healthful choice, the easy choice” for parents.

In collaboration with Healthy Dining, a group of registered dietecians who have worked with the NRA for over two decades, Kids Live Well aims to highlight healthy menu options as well as to innovate to create healthful kids meals for participating restaurants.

Some of the favorite restaurants who have gone on board with the Kids Live Well Program are Chick-Fil-ACorner BakeryPizza FusionApplebeesOutback SteakhouseCarrabba’s Italian Grill, just to name a few.

What does it mean to be a part of the Kids Live Well program? For a restaurant, becoming a part of the Kids Live Well program means that each kids meal should not exceed 600 calories, 35% calories from total fat, only 10% calories from saturated fats, 770 mg or less of sodium and must contain two sources of either fruit,vegetables, whole grains, lean protein or low-fat dairy.

Individual and side items are also eligible for the Kids Live Well program if they include 200 calories or less, 10% of calories from saturated fat, 35% calories from total sugars, 250 mg or less of sodium.

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*This post was paid for by the National Restaurant Association

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