In a new Huffington Post article, American Heart Association CEO, Nancy Brown discusses the importance of healthy drinks for kids’ meals.
Families are eating out more than ever these days, given busy schedules and the growing affordability of restaurant meals. Eating out, which used to be a rare treat, has become, for many, a daily necessity. In fact, Americans are now spending more of their food budgets on foods prepared outside the home than for foods at home. That means children consume about a quarter of their calories from eating out, and about 42 percent of children ages two to nine eat fast food on a given day. Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, shares the findings of a new report released this week by CSPI in the Huffington Post.