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The Daily Beast lambastes the 25 unhealthiest kids meals

In solidarity with Michelle Obama's war on childhood obesity, the Daily Beast put together a nice little slideshow about the 25 unhealthiest kids meals in the country.

Every gut bomb on the list contains more than 800 calories, but topping the charts was a Mac & Cheese Quesadilla meal from Friendly's, which weighs in at a whopping 2,270 calories.

Several chains, like Outback Steakhouse and A&W, had multiple entries on the list, and every single one of the six Chevy's kids meals made the show.

Notably missing? McDonald's. Guess offering fruit to kids helps you stay out of the limelight.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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