Health Tip: Choose Healthier Fast Food for Kids

Here are some better selections

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(HealthDay News) -- When you're constantly on the go, fast food may be the only option for your children.

The American Heart Association suggests these healthier choices at fast food restaurants:

  • Order just a sandwich or burger without any sides.
  • If you do opt for a side, skip the fries and choose vegetables or fruit.
  • Order a baked potato and skip the burger.
  • Choose just one topping to avoid loading up on fat and calories.
  • Choose chicken that's grilled instead of fried. And request it on a wheat bun.
  • Skip soda in favor of low-fat milk, 100 percent juice or water.


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