I want to eat healthy but my family's always in a rush, so we stop at fast-food places a lot. What are some healthier choices from places like McDonald's? – Caitlin* Fast-food places can be confusing health-wise. You'd think chicken would be a better choice than beef — but at McDonald's, the chicken sandwich has more fat and calories than a regular hamburger! Luckily, most fast-food places post nutrition facts on their websites so you can see what's in their food before you go. Look for foods that are low in fat, calories, sugar, and sodium — and high in fiber, vitamins, calcium, and iron. If you don't have the nutrition facts, here's what to do: Choose smaller grilled items over fried foods. Order a side salad instead of fries (go easy on the dressing). Watch out for extras like bacon, cheese, and mayo. And choose water or low-fat white milk to drink. *Names have been changed to protect user privacy. Back to Articles Related Articles Smart Supermarket Shopping You don't need to be a dietitian to figure out how to make healthy food choices. Before grabbing a shopping cart and heading for the aisles, read this article to make grocery shopping a snap. Read More Figuring Out Fat and Calories From all you hear, you'd think fat and calories are really bad for you, but we all need a certain amount of them in our diets. Find out the truth about fat and calories. Read More Food Labels Look at any packaged food and you'll see the food label. This nutrition facts label gives the lowdown on everything from calories to cholesterol. Read more about food labels. Read More Eating Well While Eating Out We all know the importance of eating well. But how are you supposed to do so when your schedule is so demanding you're never at home? Find out how to make healthy food choices on the go. Read More Smart Snacking Healthy snacks are essential for busy teens. Find out how eating nutritious snacks throughout the day can keep your energy level high and your mind alert. Read More Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor. © 1995-2021 KidsHealth®. All rights reserved. Images provided by The Nemours Foundation, iStock, Getty Images, Veer, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com.