How nutritious is fast food? What menu item is the best and worst choice for your child? Use the nutrition tools below to answer these questions and more, based on data collected in January 2010.
Interested in the nutrient content of your child's favorite fast food meal? Use this tool to show what percentages of your child's nutrient needs (or daily needs) are being met through fast food.
Want to find out about the nutritional quality of fast food menu items? Use this tool to search for single menu items or to build meals.
Do certain fast food menu items meet specific nutrition criteria (e.g. low fat or high in fiber)? Use this tool to search for fast food menu items that meet nutrition criteria.
Want to know more? Discover how nutrition scores were calculated, see how kids' meals and portion sizes compare to each other, and view complete nutrition information for each restaurant.
What marketing techniques and practices do fast food restaurants use to target children? Use the marketing tools below to review the findings.
How do fast food restaurants rank on specific types of marketing? Learn about each restaurant's marketing strategy and find out how they rank in terms of marketing.
What types of social media sites do fast food companies use to engage children? Use this tool to discover which fast food restaurants have the largest presence on social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Do fast food restaurants target specific groups? Explore how children, teens, and minorities are being hit the hardest with advertising.
Find out how fast food marketing is targeting children and teens from every angle: on television, the internet, cell phones, radio, and more.
Learn more about food marketing practices, read about food marketing in the news, and see what researchers at the Rudd Center are doing to address the issue.