Denny’s is among 30,000 restaurants that are making kids’ menus healthier. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
by Black Health Matters, theGrio
The trend: Hotels, resorts, restaurants and theme parks are making kids’ menus healthier.
According to the National Restaurant Association, 30,000 restaurants nationwide, including Applebee’s, Arby’s, Boston Market, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Denny’s and Sonic, are part of the association’s Kids LiveWell program that helps parents and children choose healthy meal items when dining out.
Restaurants that join Kids LiveWell, established in 2011, work with a team of dietitians to identify menu options that meet nutrition criteria designed by the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines and other leading health organizations.