I think that restaurants respond to what parents will pay for their children's meals. When we take DGD to dinner she is not obligated to order off of the children's menu. We have asked for a smaller portion of an adult entree and while some restaurants will agree some will not. As the consumer we have to choose how much we are willing to spend for her meals. We choose to let her order what she wants. I believe that Disney has a pretty good variety of children's offerings if you are willing to use TS. CS perhaps not so much. DD will often let her DD order an adult CS meal and will have the grilled cheese herself. If there was a greater call for "healthier" options and folks were willing to pay for those meals restaurants would offer them. If is not fair to hold restaurants responsible to parenting decisions. I am not sure that it is because parents are cheap. I do believe that while price is a consideration it is not the only factor. Honestly, childrens menus can be a good value and for a lot of children they are a treat. My DGD is not allowed mac and cheese, nuggets and fries often so lately when we go to dinner she chooses those options. At home she tells me that she eats grilled chicken and brocoli becasue it is healthier for her If she wants steak off of the adult menu we purchase it but sine DD has removed the carb and fatty foods from DGD's choices at home she has moved back to the children menu when she can. Most TS restaurants have already done this. When DGD is in DIsney she has had the opportunity to enjoy way more than nuggets etc. We always purchase the meal plan and use TS at least once a day. I cannot eat at CS every day for every meal and would never expect her to either. We also check the CS manus out before we go o that we can choose more than burgers adn fried foods. They are there, you just need to look. The portions are generous so two meals will feeld three people easily, giving DGD plenty of variety.