Families are eating out more than ever these days, given our busy schedules and the growing affordability of restaurant meals. Eating out, which used to be a rare treat, has become a daily necessity.

In fact, Americans are now spending more of their food budgets on foods prepared outside the home than for foods at home. That means children consume about a quarter of their calories from eating out, and about 42% of children ages two to nine eat fast food on a given day.

Given their growing role in families’ diets, restaurants should do their part to support families and help make sure all of us—especially children—have healthy options.

The information throughout this site will help you talk to restaurant owners, community leaders, and decision makers in your town to make sure we take the right steps to serve kids better.

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Breaking News: Progress for Kids’ Meals in Hawaii

The Hawaii Senate has passed S.B. 549, a bill that promotes healthy meal options for children.

April 18, 2019

Breaking News: Progress for NYC Kids’ Meals

The New York City Council voted to advance the NYC Healthy Kids Meals Bill, making water, milk and 100% fruit juice the standard drink with kids’ meals.

March 28, 2019

Heathier Kids’ Meals in Wilmington, Delaware!

BIG NEWS out of Delaware! The Wilmington City Council approved an ordinance that requires restaurants in the city to offer healthy beverages as the default drink included in kids’ meals sold at a single price.

October 11, 2018