WORST SIDE DISH
Bob Evans Smiley Face Potatoes
524 calories
31 g fat (6 g saturated)
646 mg sodium
57 g carbohydrates

Eat this instead:
Bob Evans Home Fries
186 calories
7 g fat (1 g saturated)
547 mg sodium
27 g carbohydrates

WORST PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY
Così Kids Peanut Butter and Jelly
560 calories
Estimated 26 g fat (5 g saturated)
Estimated 65 g carbohydrates

Eat this instead:
Così Kids Turkey Sandwich
289 calories
7 g fat (1 g saturated)
48 g carbohydrates

WORST PASTA MEAL
Romano's Macaroni Grill Kids Macaroni 'n' Cheese
600 calories
31 g fat (20 grams saturated)
1,720 mg sodium

Eat this instead:
Romano's Macaroni Grill Spaghetti & Meatballs with Tomato Sauce
500 calories
20 g fat (8 g saturated)
1,520 mg sodium

WORST HOME-STYLE MEAL
Boston Market Kids' Meatloaf with Sweet Potato Casserole and Cornbread
650 calories
30 g fat (11 g saturated)
910 mg sodium

Eat this instead:
Boston Market Kids' Roasted Turkey with Green Bean Casserole and Cornbread
300 calories
7.5 g fat (2.5 g saturated)
948 mg sodium

WORST SANDWICH
Au Bon Pain Kids' Grilled Cheese
670 calories
41 g fat (25 grams saturated)
1,060 mg sodium

Eat this instead:
Au Bon Pain Kids' Macaroni and Cheese
220 calories
14 g fat (9 g saturated)
650 mg sodium

WORST FAST FOOD MEAL
Burger King Kids Double Cheeseburger and Kids Fries
740 calories
42 g fat (17 g saturated, 4.5 g trans)
1,410 mg sodium

Eat this instead:
Burger King Four-Piece Chicken Tenders with Strawberry-Flavored Applesauce
280 calories
11 g fat (3 grams saturated)
440 mg sodium

WORST BREAKFAST
Denny's Big Dipper French Toastix with whipped margarine and syrup
770 calories
71 g fat (13 g saturated)
107 g carbohydrates

Eat this instead:
Denny's Smiley-Alien Hotcakes with sugar-free syrup and Anti-Gravity Grapes
313 calories
3 g fat (0.5 g saturated)
71 g carbohydrates

WORST BURGER
Ruby Tuesday's Kids Turkey Minis & Fries
893 calories
47 g fat
88 g carbohydrates

Eat this instead:
Ruby Tuesday's Petite Sirloin (7 Ounces) with Mashed Potatoes
460 calories
20 g fat
31 g carbohydrates

WORST PIZZA
Così Kids' Pepperoni Pizza
911 calories
43 g fat
2,731 mg sodium
112 g carbohydrates

Eat this instead:
Così Gooey Grilled Cheese
357 calories
21 g fat
759 mg sodium
26 g carbohydrates

THE WORST KIDS' MEAL IN AMERICA!
Chili's Pepper Pals Country-Fried Chicken Crispers with Ranch Dressing and Homestyle Fries
1,110 calories
82 grams fat (15 grams saturated)
1,980 mg sodium
56 g carbohydrates
A moderately active 8-year-old boy should eat around 1,600 calories a day. This single meal plows through 75 percent of that allotment. So unless he plans to eat carrots and celery sticks for the rest of the day (and we know he doesn't), find a healthier chicken alternative.

Eat this instead:
Chili's Pepper Pals Grilled Chicken Platter with Cinnamon Apples
350 calories
11 g fat (3 grams saturated)
870 mg sodium
38 g carbohydrates
FROM: Dr. Oz Reports: Why America's Kids Are Fat
Published on January 27, 2009
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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