The scheme taken by fast food chains when it comes to food safety is admired according to a recent study.
Burger King, a hamburger fast food chain, is contemplating the removing of soda from its kids menu’s list of options and will be substituted by a fat-free milk, apple juice or low-fat chocolate milk.
This movement was started in 2013 by McDonalds, when it removed sweetened beverages in kid’s meals. A year after that, Wendy’s did the same. In addition to removing soda from the children’s menu, McDonalds annunciated that it will be serving antibiotic-free chicken and it did so.
McDonalds is making arrangements with The Alliance for a Healthy Generation, an organization that has been working in aiming to reduce obesity among children.
According to facts, one of the biggest problems the country is facing now with doubling cases in children and almost quadruple in adolescents is obesity. This is a medical condition in which excess body fat has gathered together to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.
After the changes in their menus by McDonalds and Wendy’s, some other fast food companies did follow the same scheme. Though companies cannot do anything about it if the children’s parents order soda for their kids. Other fast food chains and companies who also improved their menus are Subway, Arby’s, Chipotle and Panera Bread.
According to these fast food chains, they want to motivate children to always pick healthier beverages.
Prior studies had linked sweetened drinks to obesity and other illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, tooth decay, and other health concerns. The movement taken by fast food chains will be a big contribution to the next generation on their way to a healthier lifestyle, authorities believe.