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Despite Healthy Changes, Restaurant Menus Still Feature High-Calorie, High-Sodium Entrées

October 1, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Though restaurant chains have unveiled healthier menus in recent years, the overall levels of calories and sodium have stayed pretty much the same, a U.S. study finds. The researchers reviewed restaurant Web sites for nutrition information over a year , finding that the many substitutions and reformulations of entrées led to no meaningful nutrition changes overall. Family-style restaurants reduced sodium among higher-sodium entrées, but not on average, and “entrées still far exceeded recommended limits”. Fast-food restaurants cut calories in children's menu entrées. A few restaurant brands made significant changes in calories or sodium, but the vast majority did not, the researchers concluded.
Wu & Sturm , "Changes in the Energy and Sodium Content of Main Entrées in U.S. Chain Restaurants from 2010 to 2011", Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, October 01, 2013, © Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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