Wendy’s Bans Soda from Kids Menu
The fast food joint Wendy’s just got a little healthier — for kids at least.
While the restaurant responsible for the ‘Baconator’ and ‘Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger’ doesn’t evoke thoughts of healthy meals, it has just taken a step to making its customers’ diets a little cleaner by banning soda in kids meals. From now on, the kids menu won’t mention sodas although parents are still able to order the sugary drinks for their kids if they so choose.
The decision came after pressure from concerned moms groups like MomsRising.org and the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Wendy’s follows in the steps of other fast food chains like McDonald’s, Panera, Subway and Arby’s, which have already ditched soda from their kids menus.
“Wendy’s is taking a responsible step forward that will improve children’s health and make it easier for parents to make healthy choices for their children. We hope Burger King, Applebee’s, IHOP, and other chains follow suit”, stated Jessica Almy, CSPI senior nutrition policy counsel.
The American Heart Association recommends that children have three to four teaspoons of sugar per day and a 12-oz. can of soda has about 10 teaspoons.
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