Since their introduction to the American public in the 1980s, chicken nuggets have become one of the most popular fast food options. The question of "are chicken nuggets actually a good choice for kids?" is still looming with the "all white meat chicken" and "no trans fat" labels hitting the market. This volume explores what's really in those molded nuggets that kids adore. Easy-to-follow text explains the science behind preservatives, fillers, and healthy and unhealthy fats. Sidebars offer fun facts that children can use to relate the facts and figures to the world around them.