No financial disincentive for choosing more healthful entrées on children's menus in full-service restaurants

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Children are eating restaurant foods more than ever before, and price is among the top considerations for food choices. We categorized and enumerated entrées on children's menus from 75 full-service restaurant chains to compare prices of more healthful and less healthful entrées to test the assumption that more healthful food is more expensive. The mean (standard deviation) price of more healthful entrées ($5.38 [$2.01]) was not significantly different from the price of less healthful entrées ($5.27 [$2.04]). In contrast to research demonstrating that more healthful foods tend to be more expensive in grocery stores, more healthful entrées on children's menus in restaurants were not more expensive than less healthful entrées.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E94
JournalPreventing chronic disease
Volume10
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StatePublished - 2013

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