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: Philadelphia City Council Passes Kids’ Meals Bill!

Today, the Philadelphia City Council passed legislation introduced by Councilmember Reynolds Brown (At-Large) that will require restaurants to make healthy drinks the default option for kids’ meal menus.

 

September 26, 2019

Progress in Delaware: Healthier Kids’ Meals!

Exciting progress from Delaware! It has become the third state to require that restaurant kids’ meals offer heathier drinks as the first option for customers!

July 1, 2019

Breaking News: Hawaii Kids’ Meals Bill Signed by Governor!

Governor Ige signed S.B. 549, a bill that promotes healthy meal options for children! The bill supports parents’ efforts to feed their children nutritious food by ensuring that healthy beverages are the default option in kids’ meals purchased at restaurants in the state.

June 27, 2019