#FoodFri Tweetchat: Soda and Kids' Meals
Kids are eating out a lot these days and most restaurant kids' meals include a soda. These sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest source of calories in children's diets, providing nearly half of their added sugar intake.
With more than three-quarters of the top restaurant chains offering sugary soft drinks with their children's meals, it can be a challenge for parents. Thankfully, McDonald's recently announced it would take soda off the Happy Meal menu board. Now, we need others to get on board. If McDonald's can do it, so can Wendy's and Burger King! Join us this Friday to learn how you can help.
Join our #FoodFri Tweetchat, this Friday, January 31, 2014, at 1 p.m., EST /10 a.m., PST and use your voice to advocate for for our children! Our featured panelist, Margo Wootan, the director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, will discuss why this issue is important and how your voice can help get soda off kids' meals.
Want your voice to go further?
Sign up for our thunderclap, where you can band with others to tell Burger King and Wendy's to remove soda as the default drink in kids' meals. By joining Thunderclap, a crowd sourcing social media platform, a one-time message will be shared, on a specific date and time, on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. The release of the message is thunderous and hard to ignore, just like a thunderclap!
More about our #FoodFri Featured Panelist:
Margo Wootan is the director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, one of the country’s leading health advocacy organizations. She has dedicated her life to improving children’s nutrition. Margo leads national efforts to get soda and junk food out of school, improve school lunches, reduce junk-food marketing aimed at children, reduce trans fat in the food supply, and improve the nutritional quality of restaurant kids’ meals. But most importantly, Margo is a mom who faces the same challenges as other moms in feeding her child well.