DQ Removes Soda from Kids’ Meals (Recipe: Chicken Waldorf Salad)

So this happened:

Dairy Queen has agreed to remove soda from its listing of kids’ meals on menu boards and replace them with milk and water, the Center for Science in the Public Interest reports.

Dairy Queen has joined three other major fast food chains – McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s – in removing soda and other sugary drinks from children’s menus. Subway, Chipotle, Arby’s and Panera also don’t include soda as the default option with their
kids’ meals, according to CSPI.

“Dairy Queen deserves credit for being responsive to the concerns of parents, who increasingly want to be able to order off the kids’ menu without having to say ‘no’ to soda,” says Margo Wootan, CSPI’s nutrition policy director. “That DQ’s Franchise Advisory Council voted unanimously to adopt this policy shows the depth of the company’s commitment.”

Dairy Queen plans to provide the new menu boards to its franchises on Sept. 1, when the change goes into effect. “We hope chains like Applebee’s and Chili’s will choose to exercise the same kind of corporate responsibility that DQ has,” Wootan says.

Isn’t that great that fast food places are starting to move toward things like this? I think it is awesome! Small steps, people. Small steps.

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This is my go to healthy chicken salad recipe. I have made this since I was in grad school. It’s easy and a fav.

Chicken Waldorf Salad

Chicken Waldorf Salad


2 red delicious apples, cored and diced
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 cups cooked skinless chicken breasts, diced
2 cups small seedless grapes, halved
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup non-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons reduced calorie mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


– In a large bowl combine the apples and lime juice. Toss to coat.

– Add the rest of the ingredients and toss to combine.

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