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Full-Service Restaurants Do Not Inform Customers About Nutritional Count Of Their Meals

January 8, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
U.S. researchers who studied more than 2,600 full-service restaurant menus report that entrees, appetizers and side dishes served in these eateries are high in calories, saturated fat and sodium. Nutrition information provided at these restaurants – including 21 national chains – lags behind information provided by fast-food chains. The researchers said restaurants need to educate customers about the nutritional content of their foods because consumers eating out often choose energy-dense, high-sodium meals that lead to numerous diet-related diseases and conditions, beginning with obesity.
Amy Auchincloss et al., "Nutritional Value of Meals at Full-service Restaurant Chains", Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, January 08, 2014, © Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
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