McDonald's is cutting its "extra value" meal options from 16 to 11. Reuters

Are you kidding?

That's the question parents could be expected to ask the nation's fast-food chains that are pushing so-called "kids' meals" that go way past federal recommendations for healthy portion control.

A report from Mother Jones looked at 10 meals marketed toward children and compared their calorie content with the U.S. government's recommended 410-calorie guideline for such meals.

Carl's Jr., a Carpenteria, Calif.-based chain, had the highest calorie meal tested. Its offering of a kid's cheeseburger, onion rings and a 12-ounce fruit punch drink came in more than double the federal suggested calorie count, at 990 calories.

Even the lowest-calorie of the top 10, KFC's L'il Bucket fried chicken meal, came in at 570 calories.

Here, according to Mother Jones, are the 10 highest calorie kids' meals out there.

According to Mother Jones these are some of the worst options to feed your kids. Mother Jones