Chik fil-A latest to offer healthy kids meals

Grilled nuggets, fruit and milk among the options

January 09, 2012|Andrea K. Walker

Chik-fil-A is joining McDonalds and other restaurants in offering a healthier kids meals by cutting the calories in the meals by more than half

Today the fast food chain began offering grilled-chicken nuggets instead of the typical fried. Applesauce in a a squeeze tube will also be offered as an alternative to waffle fries. Fruit has been an option in kids meals since 2004.

Lastly, Chik-fil-A will also promote healthier drinks with its kids meals: one percent milk, 100 percent apple juice, freshly squeezed lemonade and water.

A kids meal that includes Chick-fil-A's grilled nuggets, fruit cup and one-percent milk, has 210 calories and 3 grams of fat, the fast food chain said. That is 86 percent fewer fat grams and a 56 percent calorie reduction compared with the old meal with fried nuggets.

McDonald's reduced calories in its kids meal by 20 percent this summer by adding apples slices and smaller-sized french fries.

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