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Table 3 Average nutrient information for children’s meals a consumed 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 486 ± 197 (152-1044) 19.1 ± 11.5 (5.0-51.0) 33.9 ± 9.86 (9.6- 52.1) 5.0 ± 3.0 (1.5-16.1) 9.2 ± 3.3 (2.9-16.2) 0.19 ± 0.36 (0.00-2.00) 935 ± 462 (273-2218) 3.7 ± 2.1 (0.7-8.0) 18.8 ± 13.0 (0.0-50.0) 16.6 ± 11.4 (0.0-42.6)
Including dessertc 519 ± 222 (152-1086) 20.2 ± 12.0 (5.0-51.0) 33.6 ± 9.2 (9.6- 50.0) 5.7 ± 3.8 (1.5-18.9) 9.5 ± 3.6 (2.9-16.2) 0.20 ± 0.37 (0.00-2.00) 957 ± 471 (273-2218) 3.7 ± 2.1 (0.7-8.0) 22.7 ± 17.7 (0.0-89.3) 18.4 ± 11.2 (0.0-42.6)
Meals from the Children’s Menu (n = 18)
Excluding dessertc 414* ± 167 (152-757) 16.8 ± 6.9 (5.5-31.9) 37.0* ± 6.1 (24.4-52.1) 4.3 ± 2.4 (1.6-10.3) 9.2 ± 2.6 (5.5-14.5) 0.19 ± 0.26 (0.00-0.67) 684* ± 347 (273-1483) 2.8* ± 1.5 (0.7-7.0) 19.3 ± 11.9 (0.0-39.0) 18.0 ± 9.6 (0.0- 36.0)
Including dessertc 472 ± 253 (152-1086) 18.6 ± 9.8 (5.5-43.7) 35.6 ± 4.4 (24.4-43.3) 5.5 ± 4.3 (1.6-18.9) 9.8 ± 3.1 (5.5-15.6) 0.23 ± 0.31 (0.00-0.95) 723* ± 409 (273-1833) 2.9* ± 1.5 (0.7-7.0) 26.9 ± 22.6 (2.2-89.3) 21.2 ± 9.1 (5.7-36.0)
Meals from the Standard Menu (n = 32)
Excluding dessertc 527 ± 203 (224-1044) 20.4 ± 13.3 (5.0-51.0) 32.1 ± 11.2 (9.6-50.0) 5.5 ± 3.3 (1.5-16.1) 9.1 ± 3.6 (2.9-16.2) 0.19 ± 0.41 (0.00-2.00) 1076 ± 463 (288-2218) 4.2 ± 2.2 (0.9-8.0) 18.6 ± 13.7 (0.00-50.0) 15.9 ± 12.3 (0.00-42.6)
Including dessertc 545 ± 202 (282-1044) 21.1 ± 13.1 (5.0-51.0) 32.5 ± 10.9 (9.6-50.0) 5.9 ± 3.5 (1.5-16.1) 9.4 ± 3.9 (2.9-16.2) 0.19 ± 0.41 (0.00-2.00) 1075 ± 462 (288-2218) 4.2 ± 2.2 (0.9-8.0) 20.3 ± 14.2 (0.00-52.7) 16.8 ± 12.1 (0.00-42.6)
  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)