Yesterday, I was reminded of this story when my son and I were in a hurry and our only option it seemed at the time was a fast-food option. The drive-in line was long so we decided to walk in and get our order to go. As I looked around, I was really taken back by the number of overweight adults and children. My son, 14 was very hungry and ordered a double whopper. I thought I would go healthier and order a veggie burger.
My supposed healthy veggie burger contained 420 calories and 1100 mg sodium, OUCH!!! We had to wait almost 20 minutes for our food, so the lady decided to give my son a triple whopper instead of a double whopper for waiting so long. A triple whopper has 1,230 calories and 1590 mg of sodium and total fat of 82 grams. Thankfully, he could only eat a little less than half of the sandwich.
I wanted to see if kids meals offered some relief and came across this video.
As you can see this issue really needs more work. These numbers are crazy:
Chick-Fil-A’s grilled nuggets kids? meal, which topped the list, contains the same amount of cholesterol as a Big Mac, according to the list.
McDonald’s cheeseburger Happy Meal made the list at No. 2 and contains more sodium than 13 orders of McDonald’s kids fries, even though they have added fruit, according to the committee.
People should really visit fast-food restaurants very sparingly. I know I will think twice the next time I am in a hurry and opt for a healthier alternative in the future.