Burger King Removes Soda from Kids' Meals ~ Newsroom ~ News from CSPI ~ Center for Science in the Public Interest

March 10, 2015 1:24 PM

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Soda and other sugary drinks promote diabetes, tooth decay, obesity, and even heart disease—and have no place on menus meant for little kids. We applaud Burger King for taking this responsible step forward, and call upon their franchisees—who operate independently of the company—to immediately follow suit.

Restaurant chains that market soda as part of their children's meals are making life harder for parents, most of whom want to reserve soda as a special, occasional treat if they allow it at all. It will help children eat better now, as soda is the leading source of calories in children's diets. It a...

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