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Restaurant owner supports nutrition standards for kids meals

Tom Murphy says restaurants should act now to prevent unhealthy eating in kids

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Vermont restaurant owner Tom Murphy supports nutrition standards for restaurant kids meals and he thinks others should too.

Murphy, the owner of Twiggs in St. Albans, worked with the American Heart Association two years ago on an event to offer healthy kids meals free of charge to the public. He has signed our resolution in support of nutrition standards for restaurants kids meals and he recently urged other restaurants to get on board during an interview with Foxx 44/WVNY TV.

Tom, who founded Sweethearts and Heroes to prevent youth bullying, said, "I talk to thousands of kids that deal with weight issues. And how dare I have a restaurant and not have the responsibility to at least point parents in the right direction? When you look at a single soda that has 10, 11, 12 teaspoons of sugar -- I tell adults and parents all the time, 'open up. Let's eat 12 teaspoons of sugar and see what it does to you'."

See Tom's comments and more about the issue here.
http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/local-news/effort-to-regulate-kids-meals-in-vermont-restaurants-likely-to-fail/1192231812

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