Two related news items to share with you today.
According to a recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics, kids are eating less fast food on a daily basis, and when they do eat fast food at burger, pizza and chicken restaurants, they’re consuming fewer calories in a sitting.
This promising trend may be due to nutritional improvements instituted by restaurants, a societal shift away from fast food generally and/or a decrease in portion sizes. Reuters has more here.
In a related story, both declining birth rates and kids’ drop in fast food consumption are hitting McDonald’s hard, which is bad news for a company already struggling against increasingly popular “fast casual” chains like Chipotle. Business Insider looks at McDonald’s woes here.
[Hat tip to Casey Hinds of US Healthy Kids for alerting me to the Business Insider story.]
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