Florida Hospital Gives Chick-fil-A Grilled Nuggets Healthy Food Nod
Florida Hospital, Chick-fil-A and the Orlando Magic recently partnered to create a healthier Central Florida community. Specifically, Florida Hospital has officially given its first Healthy 100” seal of approval to the new Chick-fil-A® Grilled Nuggets as a nutritious food choice for children.
The Florida Hospital Healthy 100 seal of approval assures restaurant patrons that the readily available choice can now also be the healthy choice.
According to recent research, 48 percent of restaurants in are considered fast food, while the goal for counties across the nation is set at just 25 percent.
In keeping with guidelines determined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association), Florida Hospital’s Healthy 100 nutrition team verifies the Grilled Nuggets entrée, when paired with the Fruit Cup and one-percent milk, is one of the most nutritious children’s meal combinations offered among any major quick service restaurant chain, containing only 210 calories and 3 grams of fat.
“As a mom, I want to make sure that I am always giving my kids the healthiest options available, even on the go,” said Heather Franks, a local mother. “I am so glad that Chick-fil-A offers a healthy choice for kids. We are big fans of the grilled chicken nuggets!”
While the fast food industry has made great strides in providing healthy side items for children, Chick-fil-A is the first quick-service restaurant to offer a grilled entrée option in its Kid’s Meal.