When it comes to your calorie needs, age, height, sex, overall health, and activity level play a role, but the U.S. Department of Health states that adults generally require between 1,600 to 3,000 calories per day (via Medical News Today). You don’t need a math degree to realize that ordering the chicken tenders might eat up half of someone’s daily calorie requirement and up to two-thirds if their calorie needs are on the lower end of the spectrum.
When it comes to fat, the meal dishes up 56 grams, or 86 percent of your daily value (via My Food Diary). The Cleveland Clinic states that adults should consume 44 to 77 grams of fat per day, which is 20 to 35 percent of your total calories based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Down the chicken tenders and you may have reached or exceeded your daily fat allotment in one meal.
In terms of sodium, the FDA recommends 2,300 milligrams per day for adults with healthy hearts and normal blood pressure. The American Heart Association and Mayo Clinic recommend 1,500 milligrams per day for folks with heart issues and/or high blood pressure (via Hacking Salt). Since the chicken tenders contain over 3,200 milligrams of sodium, they clearly tip the scales in the salt category, heart conditions or not.