Burger King Removes Sodas From Kids’ Meals

Photo Credit: USA Today

Photo Credit: USA Today

Following similar moves already made by Wendy’s and McDonald’s, Burger King has removed fountain sodas from the beverage options for kids’ meals.

“We have removed fountain drinks from our kids’ menu boards and they are no longer merchandised as part of kids’ meals,” the fast food chain said in an email to NBC.

TODAY reports that advocacy groups have been pressuring Burger King to make the switch, and it has finally relented. One group involved is the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

“It will help children eat better now, as soda is the leading source of calories in children’s diets. It also helps to set kids on a path toward healthier eating in the future, with fewer kids becoming conditioned to think that soda should be a part of every eating out occasion,” said Margo Wootan, CSPI’s nutrition policy director.

Fat-free milk, low fat chocolate milk, and 100% apple juice are available substitutes for soda on the menu.

Soda will still be provided with a kids’ meal upon special request.

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