Menu makeovers: Healthier meals for kids

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The trend: Hotels, resorts, restaurants and theme parks are making kids’ menus healthier.

According to the National Restaurant Association, 30,000 restaurants nationwide, including Applebee’s, Arby’s, Boston Market, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Denny’s and Sonic, are part of the association’s Kids LiveWell program that helps parents and children choose healthy meal items when dining out.

Restaurants that join Kids LiveWell, established in 2011, work with a team of dietitians to identify menu options that meet nutrition criteria designed by the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines and other leading health organizations.

Hotels and theme parks are going healthy, too.

Click here to read to learn about more of the initiatives to keep kids healthy.