November 7, 2008

Numbers Game: Answer

A pepperoni pizza off the Uno Chicago Grill's kids' menu contains 800 calories, 2,060 milligrams of sodium, and 18 grams of saturated fat.

(NOTE: The "12 and under" population this menu is intended for should consume no more than 2,000 milligrams of sodium and 17 grams of saturated fat a day.)

Keep in mind that a sedentary 8 year old boy should not be getting more than 1,400 calories a day.

A sedentary 11 year old, meanwhile, should not surpass the 2,000 calorie mark.


And those sodium and saturated fat numbers are staggering -- even for adults!

PS: If a kids' menu sundae is in the cards for dessert, that's an additional 840 calories and 18 grams of saturated fat.

1 comment:

Luise said...

This (and the earlier Chili's post) wonderfully illustrates how your average American (and their kid) doesn't even have to eat large volumes to get as obese as s/he does! All it takes is eating the "normal" portions at restaurants often enough.