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Table 1 Serving size and nutrient content of restaurant kids’ meal combinations as served

From: Kids’ meals from Canadian chain restaurants are exceedingly high in calories, fats, and sodium: a cross-sectional study

  Sit-down restaurant meals (n = 2420) Fast-food restaurant meals (n = 815)  
  Mean ± SEa Min 25th 50th 75th Max Mean ± SEa Min 25th 50th 75th Max p-value*
Serving Size (g) 628 ± 2 363 545 611 697 1041 562 ± 6 175 424 538 646 1055 na
Calories (kcal) 846 ± 4 414 718 818 970 1791 737 ± 7 260 610 712 835 1229 <0.0001
Fat (g) 33 ± 0.3 4.5 24 31 41 81.9 26 ± 0.4 3.1 18 25 32 57 <0.0001
Saturated fat (g) 12 ± 0.1 1 7 11 16 41 8 ± 0.2 0.7 5 8 10 25 <0.0001
Trans Fat (g) 0.6 ± 0.0 0 0.2 0.4 0.8 2.7 0.3 ± 0.0 0 0 0.3 0.5 1.4 0.0001
Sodium (mg) 1248 ± 10 136 914 1185 1545 2861 1230 ± 17 325 887 1146 1447 2820 0.3600
Fibre (g) 5 ± 0.1 0 4 5 7 17.2 6 ± 0.1 1 3.9 4.6 8 12 0.0016
  1. Data represents weighted means for kids’ meals consisting of an entrée, side dish, beverage and when applicable, dessert
  2. *Mean values between sit-down and fast-food restaurant chains differed significantly, p < 0.05
  3. a SE Standard Error, standard errors were reported because data is weighted
  4. na Not applicable. Serving sizes were not compared because this data includes beverages, and thus, the gram weight of the meal does not reflect portion sizes