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This Year's Craziest Restaurant Meal: 3.5K Calories

Watchdog group lists diet-annihilating dishes from US chains

(Newser) - Nearly 3,550 calories for a burger, fries, and shake sounds about right—if it's one of the meals called out on a watchdog group's annual list of fatty, sugary, calorie-heavy foods served at US chain restaurants. The Center for Science in the Public Interest pored over nutritional... More »

Petitioners to M&Ms: Ditch Those Artificial Dyes

They're linked to hyperactivity, says group

(Newser) - Just in time for Halloween: a petition calling for M&Ms to get rid of its artificial dyes—especially the yellow and red ones—in favor of natural coloring, reports the International Business Times . The group behind the petition, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, says... More »

Taco Bell Ditching Kids' Meals

It's a national fast-food first

(Newser) - Taco Bell is making a run from the kids' meals side of the fast-food business, and by next year will be the first national chain to ditch the food-and-toy offerings. The impact on sales will be "insignificant," says CEO Greg Creed, and USA Today puts the figure at... More »

Judge Tosses Happy Meals Lawsuit

Mom, health activists want toys out of fatty kids meals

(Newser) - California kids still have the right to chow down on Happy Meals. A San Francisco judge has tossed out a class-action lawsuit that aimed to block Happy Meal sales in the state. The suit claimed McDonald's was violating consumer protection laws by using toys to lure children to eat... More »

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