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Frenzy over chicken for kids

04/05/2013 09:37:00 AM
Amelia Freidline

Then the mommy blogger universe exploded after KFC invited five moms to bring one of their kids each to the chain’s headquarters for a tour and introduction to the new kids’ meal.

Anti-KFC bloggers lambasted the moms who went as being sell-outs and accused the company of hiding behind moms and kids to promote their new meals as healthy.

Cher Kachelmuss of Mom and More, one of the bloggers invited, recapped the event: “The whole idea was that KFC has launched some healthier choices in their kids’ meals — not healthy but healthier than maybe what they had before or other fast food restaurants may have.”

Given that KFC’s kids’ meals formerly contained no vegetables or fruit and also included a reduced-fat string cheese stick, I agree with Kachelmuss.

Would I prefer KFC to offer fresh-cut apples instead of applesauce? Yes.

Would it be better if they served green beans free of MSG and lashings of salt? Sure.

If I were a parent, I would also pick the milk drink option for my child instead of the Roarin’ Water, which contains high fructose corn syrup and Splenda.

But some fruits and vegetables are better than none at all. KFC’s Li’l Bucket, though a small step, is one in the right direction.

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