Turkey Transforms Kids' Menus

When adding healthy options to your menu, don't forget the kids. Parents are paying more attention to food and beverages they purchase for their children—63% of parents say they are aware of everything their children eat away from home. A healthy children's menu with fun, tasty options can help your operation become a favorite destination for kids and parents alike.

While 74% of parents think healthy kids' menus are important, the same amount agree that they want to order meals their kids like most. If you think beyond the basic sandwich, turkey can be a great addition to kids' menus. Turkey is perceived as a healthy alternative to other proteins, and there are so many ways to make it appeal to kids.

  • Turkey franks–Hot dogs are common on kids' menus, so turkey franks are sure to be popular. They're low in fat and high in protein when compared to other meats.
  • Turkey meatballs–Spaghetti and meatballs is a kids' menu classic. Use turkey meatballs for a healthy twist.
  • Turkey burgers–Replace traditional hamburgers with turkey for a new kids' favorite.


"Parents More Aware of Kids' Nutrition Away From Home, Studies Find," Hudson Institute, January 2013

Menus for Kids: Trends & Innovations, Datassential, May 2012

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