According to The American Heart Association, kids between 4 and 8 years old should eat approximately 1200-1400 calories per day, while 9- through 13-year-olds should eat 1600-1800. (The recommendations vary based on height, weight, and other factors, of course.) While we would love to stick to those guidelines and feed our children healthy food all the time, it's not always possible—especially on the go. But a trip through the drive-thru doesn't have to mean filling up on French fries. Many notoriously unhealthy restaurants have actually made very positive changes to their menus.
We rounded up the healthiest (and unhealthiest) menu options at seven popular fast-food chains. While our selections are based primarily on the number of calories per meal, we've included links to the full breakdown of nutritional information.