Restaurant Kids' Menus Fail Health Standards and More News

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In today's Media Mix, Spike Mendelsohn juggles, plus tax returns to help restaurants?

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Restaurants' Caloric Kids Meals: According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, common kids' meals often have more than 1,000 calories, while children ages 4 to 10 are only recommended to eat 1,200 to 2,200 calories a day. [USA Today]

Foie Gras Marketing: Mirepoix USA, the online purveyor of foie gras and other French foods, will be offering foie gras demonstrations and sit-down dinners in customers' homes. That's one way to win back customers after the ban. [PR Web]

Spike Mendelsohn's Juggling: The Top Chef alum showed off his skills with some green apples. [US News]

France Losing Foie Gras Ground: Apparently France's foie gras industry is facing competition from cheaper Eastern European imports. [Reuters]

Restaurants Add Sugar to Kids Meals and Other Insider TidbitsMcD launches children's wellness campaign for Olympics

Tax Refunds Help Restaurateurs: As most Americans get a bit of tax money back, restaurateurs are hoping for a spike in business. [CNBC]