Pint-Sized Sodas, Big-Number Calories
Went to the movies this weekend at a Loews Cineplex theater and was delighted to see a promotion for a child's popcorn and soda. What a great idea! But wait, look at the size of that soda! That doesn' t look kid-sized to me.
In fact, the cup was for 16-ounces of soda. That's 33 percent more than the 12-ounce soda that comes with McDonald's Happy Meals. To put it nutritionally, that's 150 calories and 40 grams of sugar compared to 110 calories and 29 grams of sugar. That may not sound like a big difference, but as my waistline and hips can testify, the little numbers easily add up. Are pint-sized sodas what we really want to serve our pint-sized kids?
January 16, 2006; 8:00 AM ET
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