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Subject: McDonalds
Category: Health > Children
Asked by: fluffie-ga
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Posted: 24 Jan 2005 20:25 PST
Expires: 23 Feb 2005 20:25 PST
Question ID: 462827
could a kid eat a full McDonalds meal and burn it off in one day just
like he never had it?

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 24 Jan 2005 20:32 PST
1. Which McDonald's meal? The calorie count differs greatly from one
item to another.

2. How much does the child weigh?
Subject: Re: McDonalds
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 01 Feb 2005 03:23 PST
Hi fluffie,

The Answer is Yes, beyond a doubt.  A child could eat a quarter
pounder with cheese and watch TV all day and still burn it off.. 
Here's some links for you:

McDonald's Food For Thought

More McDonald's Calories

Here'a a page with Calorie Charts for many Fast Food places:

Ever wonder how much FAT is in your fast food diet?

Calorie Requirements for Kids

How many calories do common exercise and daily activities burn?

NOTE:  ..." *Hourly estimates based on values calculated for calories
burned per minute for a 150 pound (68 kg) person. The calories spent
in a particular activity vary in proportion to one's body weight. For
example, a 100-pound person burns 1/3 fewer calories, so you would
multiply the number of calories by 0.7. For a 200-pound person,
multiply by 1.3.  [a 50 pound person would then be multiplied by 0.33]
Sedentary Activities Energy Costs in Cals/Hour*
Lying down or sleeping - 90
Sitting quietly - 84
Sitting and writing, card playing, etc. - 114
Moderate Activities (150-350 cal/hr)
Bicycling (5 mph) - 174
Bicycling (6 mph) - 240
Canoeing (2.5 mph) - 174
Dancing (Ballroom) - 210
Gardening - 323
Golf (twosome, carrying clubs) - 324
Horseback riding (sitting to trot) - 246
Light housework, cleaning, etc - 246
Swimming (crawl, 20 yards/min) - 288
Swimming (25 yds/min) - 275
Tennis (recreational doubles) - 312
Volleyball (recreational) - 264
Walking (2 mph) - 198 to 240
Walking (3 mph) - 320
Walking (4 1/2 mph) - 440

Vigorous Activities (over 350 cal/hr)
Aerobic dancing - 546
Basketball (recreational) - 450
Bicycling (12 mph) - 410
Bicycling (13 mph) - 612
Circuit weight training - 756
Cross-country skiing (5 mph) - 690
Football (touch, vigorous) - 498
Ice skating (9 mph) - 384
Jogging (10 minute mile, 6 mph) - 654
Jogging (5 1/2 mph) - 740
Jogging (7 mph) - 920
Jumping rope - 750
Racquetball - 588
Roller skating (9 mph) - 384
Running in place - 650
Running (10 mph) - 1280
Scrubbing floors - 440
Swimming (50 yds/min) - 500
Swimming (crawl, 45 yards/min) - 522
Tennis (recreational singles) - 450

Another chart:

Calories Burned During Exercise

If I can be of further assistance in regards to McDonalds food as
relates to kids caloric intake and usage, please don't hesitate to ask
via the "Request For Clarification" feature.


Search terms used at Google:
McDonalds Calorice Chart
Kids Calorie Requirements
Kids activity "calorie chart"
Subject: Re: McDonalds
From: anna5-ga on 25 Jan 2005 07:33 PST
kids burn off calories better alot more than adults.
If you were to give your kid a happy meal as long as he/she does a
little exersize they will burn it off easily
Subject: Re: McDonalds
From: expertninja-ga on 26 Jan 2005 06:08 PST
A four piece chicken nugget meal is 500 calories.  If the kid is, say
70 lbs and a sedentary male, he would need about 1016 calories.  It
would be possible to work it off.
Subject: Re: McDonalds
From: bodybuilder-ga on 09 Mar 2005 05:32 PST
The answer is a resounding YES!

Best of Health!

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