KANSAS CITY – Applebee’s restaurants completely redesigned its menu for children to include 10 meals that meet the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Kids LiveWell nutrition standards.

The fast-casual restaurant chain developed a two-tier offering of 26 menu items. Now, families have options for entrées that are suited for children of varying ages and appetites, with a selection of sides and beverages.

Applebee's selection of side dishes include two Kids LiveWell-approved items and 11 total side choices, including Kids LiveWell-approved GoGo squeeZ Applesauce and Kids LiveWell-approved steamed broccoli, apple slices with all-natural yogurt, all-natural yogurt and strawberries, white rice, salads and carrots or celery with ranch dressing.

“Children’s nutrition continues to be a top priority for restaurants,” said Joy Dubost, Ph.D., R.D., director of Nutrition and Healthy Living for the NRA. “We applaud Applebee’s dedication to the Kids LiveWell program and for creating a menu that provides a wide variety of healthful meal choices for their young customers.”