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Table 3 Nutrition information for selected Guatemalan children’s combo meals with nutrition standards and previous research. Guatemala City, Guatemala (n = 5)

From: Nutritional quality and marketing strategies of fast food children’s combo meals in Guatemala

Nutrient Guatemalan children’s combo meals, Median (Range) Institute of Medicine Nutrition Standard1 National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity Nutrition Standard2 U.S. children’s combo meals, Median (Range)3
Energy (kcal) 514 (404 – 725) <650 <550 530 (180 – 880)
Sodium (mg) 885 (495 – 1173) ≤640 <640 810 (340 – 1960)
Total Sugar (g) 46 (36 – 52) - - 37 (0 – 78)
Saturated fat (%) 11 (8 – 13) <10 <10 9 (0 – 18)
Calories from fat (%) 39 (23 – 52) <35 <35 34
Trans fat (g) 0.0 (0 – 0) <0.0 <0.5 -
  1. 1IOM Nutrition Standards for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program for children 5 to 11 years of age
  2. 2Model Ordinance for Toy Giveaways at Restaurants
  3. 3from O’donnell et al. Am Am J Clin Nutr 2008 Nov; 88(5): 1388-95Developed by the National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN)