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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)