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DQ Pulls Sugary Drinks from Kids’ Menus

In response to lobbying campaigns by public health experts and parental activist groups, the Dairy Queen fast food chain has announced that it is removing soft drinks and other sugary beverages from its children's menu and replacing them with healthier choices such as milk and water. DQ, with almost 6,400 outlets, thus becomes the latest in a growing list of major fast food players that have announced similar menu changes recently, including McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King. Some observers noted the irony that DQ is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, whose chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett, is notorious for his unapologetic love of fast food and junk food, and who claims that he consumes 25 percent of his daily calories in the form of Coca-Cola products alone.

More at | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Kids' Meals Too Caloric, Salty, Fatty

Tags: Children's Nutrition, Dairy Queen, Fast Food Menus, Healthier Fast Food, Healthy Beverages

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