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Kid’s Meals Saltier Than Ever

Heath experts and researchers have once again called for improved fast food regulation after a new report by the George Institute for Global Health analysed the salt content in kid’s meals at four major fast-food chains: McDonalds, KFC, Hungry Jack’s and Subway. The report warns against the rising salt levels in many popular fast-food kid’s meals, with some meals containing more than an entire day’s recommended salt intake. To make matters worse, children’s meals in Australia have significantly more salt than those in the UK. With a simple 6 nugget meal and small fries containing 1.59 grams of salt, what does this mean for young Australian children? To discuss further we were joined by lead researcher from the George Institute for Global Health, Clare Farrand.

 

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