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Fast Food Doesn't Contain Meat

Feeding Kids Filler: Does Your Family Still Dine at the Drive Thru?

Babies are consuming fast food in their car seats. Forty-four percent of LilSugar moms say that their tots tasted fast food by the time they were 1. Despite the Food Revolution and expert advice, parents still pull up to drive thru windows to purchase meals for their families — despite the fact that the proteins aren't always the meat they appear to be. One report said:

Kantha Shelke, chief science officer of Corvus Blue LLC, a Chicago food science and nutrition research firm, says it's frankly impossible for a consumer to know how much meat is in a food item at Taco Bell, McDonalds, Burger King or any other fast food restaurant. That's because such disclosure is not required. Even when an item is touted as being "all-beef," it may be only 70 percent meat and not run afoul of regulations.

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Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
Yeah, twice a month is our limit too. Though I avoid play-places, meal time is not play time.
amber512 amber512 5 years
It's not that I particularly care about filler. We just don't eat fast food because of how ridiculously unhealthy it is. Some of the only healthy things fast food offers I can't eat anymore due to food intolerances so it's not even an option.
EvieJ EvieJ 5 years
I agree with you Girl Jen. We don't eat fast food all the time, but use it as a treat. And honestly, I'd rather my daughter know that treats are okay as part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle than to ever think anything is completely off limits.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 5 years
McDonald's is a treat. My daughter and I eat there about twice a month, and then she runs around in the play area with the other kids and I enjoy the break. Once Chipotle or Watercourse installs an indoor playground, we'll stop...but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
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