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The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has recently released a study similar to the data analysis you just did. In their study, CSPI looked not just at calorie counts but at fat, sodium and added sugars, in order to determine which fast food meals meet guidelines for healthy eating. Read the report here:
> Kids' Meals: Obesity on the Menu
(from The Center for Science in the Public Interest)
As you read, think about:
- What is the best way to measure the "health" of a meal? What roles do calories and nutrients play in determining whether or not a meal is healthy for kids?
- How does the way researchers define "healthy" change the percentage of meals that qualify?