IHOP and Applebee’s, full-service restaurant chains owned by DineEquity, are both taking soda off of their kid’s menus. The health advocacy nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) praised DineEquity’s new policy, which was inspired by the nonprofit’s anti-sugary drink campaigns. CSPI nutrition expert Jessica Almy stated that the menu changes would help promote healthy eating habits in children. The changes are part of larger movement by restaurant chains to address consumer concerns about the health value of kid’s menu items.
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