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Is Chick-Fil-A healthy for kids?

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“Chick-fil-A is has a new Kid’s Meal, which is anticipated to be one of the most nutritious in the country, featuring Grilled Nuggets as an entrée. Compared to an “average” hamburger kid’s meal offered at fast food restaurants, the new Chick-fil-A Kid’s Meal (grilled nuggets [4-count], fruit cup and low fat milk) contains almost 60 percent less calories and an estimated 85 percent less fat. The chain also is enhancing its side choices by adding Buddy Fruits® Pure Blended Fruit To Go applesauce.”

I must admit sometimes it is easier to get to go food when you have two working parents in a household.  This is one of my go to places that I trust for a quick meal.  Below is a list of what they have to offer in their revamped kids meals.

 

  • Grilled Nuggets
    • 4-count nuggets (80 calories, 1g fat ); 6-count nuggets (110 calories, 1.5g fat)
    • 100 percent all-breast meat chicken (not pre-formed meat)
  • Addition of all natural Buddy Fruits® Pure Blended Fruit To Go applesauce
    • 60 calories, 0 grams of fat and equals one serving of fruit
    • Gluten free and contains 100 percent pure fruit
    • Complements the fruit cup, which has been on the menu since 2004 (Chick-fil-A was the first quick-service restaurant to offer a fruit cup)
    • Healthier choice available to kids at no extra cost
  • Improved beverage options
    • The chain is changing its children’s beverage line to only feature one percent milk, 100 percent apple juice, its signature freshly squeezed lemonade, and water as drink choices.
  • Nutritious Kid’s Meal combination
    • The Grilled Nuggets (4-count), Fruit Cup and one-percent milk Kid’s Meal option contains only 210 calories and 3 grams of fat – reflecting an 86 percent cut in fat grams and a 56 percent calorie reduction compared to its previous offerings
  • Additional offerings for gluten intolerant kids
    • Grilled Nuggets – a gluten-free entrée option
    • o Fruit Cup and Buddy Fruits® applesauce – two gluten-free side item options
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