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Table 2 Average nutrient information for children’s meals a ordered by menu typeb in quick-service restaurants

From: A pilot and feasibility study to assess children’s consumption in quick-service restaurants using plate waste methodology

  Mean Calories ± SD (kcal [range]) Mean Total Fat ± SD
(g [range])
Mean % of Calories from Total Fat ± SD
(% [range])
Mean Saturated Fat ± SD
(g [range])
Mean % of Calories from Saturated Fat ± SD
(% [range])
Mean Trans Fat ± SD
(g [range])
Mean Sodium ± SD
(mg [range])
Mean Fiber ± SD
(g [range])
Mean Sugar ± SD
(g [range])
Mean % of Calories from Sugar ± SD
(% [range])
All Meals (n = 50)
Excluding dessertc 665 ± 258
(190-1270)
25.6 ± 14.4
(5.0-59.0)
33.3 ± 10.1
(9.6-52.1)
6.5 ± 3.7
(1.5-17.5)
8.7 ± 3.3
(2.9- 18.3)
0.23 ± 0.40
(0.00-2.00)
1183 ± 608
(360-3630)
4.8 ± 2.4
(1.0-10.0)
32.5 ± 22.2
(0.0-79.0)
19.3 ± 14.0
(0.0-56.2)
Including dessertc 708 ± 254
(300-1270)
27.0 ± 14.3
(5.0-59.0)
32.9 ± 9.4
(9.6-48.3)
7.3 ± 4.3
(1.5-19.5)
9.1 ± 3.7
(2.9-18.3)
0.25 ± 0.41
(0.00-2.00)
1212 ± 603
(385-3630)
4.9 ± 2.4
(1.0-10.0)
37.7 ± 23.6
(0.0-90.0)
21.8 ± 13.5
(0.0-56.2)
Meals from the Children’s Menu (n = 18)
Excluding dessertc 553* ± 182
(190-885)
22.6 ± 8.5
(11.0-38.3)
36.8* ± 6.0
(24.6-52.1)
5.5 ± 2.6
(2.0-12.0)
8.8 ± 2.3
(5.5-12.2)
0.21 ± 0.28
(0.00-0.67)
876* ± 323
(360- 1575)
3.8* ± 1.6
(2.0-7.0)
25.3* ± 12.2
(0-42.3)
17.5 ± 9.5
(0-35.2)
Including dessertc 633 ± 232
(300-1140)
25.0 ± 10.1
(11.0-46.0)
35.1 ± 4.2
(24.6-42.6)
7.1 ± 4.5
(2.0-19.5)
9.6 ± 3.2
(5.5- 16.6)
0.27 ± 0.33
(0.00-0.67)
929* ± 362
(385-1925)
3.9* ± 1.5
(2.0-7.0)
35.8 ± 22.9
(6.0-90.0)
22.0 ± 9.5
(5.7-40.0)
Meals from the Standard Menu (n = 32)
Excluding dessertc 728 ± 275
(310-1270)
27.2 ± 16.7
(5.0-59.0)
31.3 ± 11.4
(9.6-48.3)
7.0 ± 4.1
(1.5-17.5)
8.6 ± 3.8
(2.9-18.3)
0.23 ± 0.46
(0-2.00)
1355 ± 665
(470-3630)
5.4 ± 2.6
(1.0-10.0)
36.5 ± 25.5
(0-79.0)
20.4 ± 16
(0-56.2)
Including dessertc 750 ± 260
(310-1270)
28.1 ± 16.2
(5.0-59.0)
31.6 ± 11.2
(9.6-48.3)
7.5 ± 4.3
(1.5-17.5)
8.8 ± 4.0
(2.9-18.3)
0.23 ± 0.46
(0-2.00)
1371 ± 655
(470-3630)
5.5 ± 2.6
(1.0-10.0)
38.8 ± 24.3
(0.0-79.0)
21.7 ± 15.4
(0.0-56.2)
  1. * Significantly different (p < 0.05) compared with meals ordered from the standard menu (e.g., a meal from the children’s menu excluding dessert compared with a meal from the standard menu excluding dessert), using t-tests
  2. a Nutrition information for the meals include the entrée, beverage, and side dishes combined
  3. b Menu type refers to meals ordered from a children’s menu or a standard menu (a.k.a. “adult” or “core” menu)
  4. c Desserts included cookies, ice cream, and shakes; n = 6 meals included dessert (n = 3 with meals from the children’s menu and n = 3 with meals from the standard menu)