This list from BuzzFeed compares the best and worst fast food kids' meals in terms of caloric intake. According to the American Heart Association, children 4 to 8 years old need 1200 to 1400 calories a day and youth 9 to 13 should consume around 1800 calories.
For each chain restaurant listed, BuzzFeed explains the lowest amount of calories you can order in a fast food kids' meal and the highest. It also offers tips on eating healthier at each of the included establishments. From McDonalds to Subway and Dairy Queen to Kentucky Fried Chicken, 13 different places are covered. While at KFC you can get a kid's meal with 205 calories, at DQ you can order a 1080 meal consisting of a cheeseburger, kid's fries, Dilly's Bar and Arctic Rush drink.