One Way Restaurants Can Fight Child Obesity

A kids' menu that highlights healthy food can change behavior.

New kids' menu.

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Until my older children tired of the ritual, I would take them to the Silver Diner in Rockville, Maryland, every Saturday morning. A few years ago, we noticed a drastic change in the menu, with more emphasis on healthy food. A new analysis of that change published in Health Affairs backs up our family's experience and suggests that it had substantial effects on the food children ordered.

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