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Wendy’s Bans Soda from Kids Menu

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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 push for banning sodas in kids meals is a result of numerous studies showing the negative effects it has on people’s health leading to diabetes and even agression in children.

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.

Via New Hampshire Voice

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  • autumndandelion

    Just like with the fries at McDonald’s, parents will continue to order soda for their kids at Wendy’s. They just have to pay more now. The fast food restaurants win.

  • Chris

    Will Wendys include a bottle of water with the meal? If not they are cheating the customers and faking like they have concern about the kids health-if they did not lower the price of the kid’s meal.

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