Restaurants Are Working to Voluntarily Cut Calories From Menu Items

October 9, 2014 6:48 AM

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Recent findings published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine show that many large chain restaurants are cutting calories from their menus. More specifically, they have introduced newer food and beverage options, on average, that contain 60 fewer calories than their traditional menu selection.

"If the average number of calories consumed at each visit was reduced by approximately 60 calories-the average decline we observed in newly introduced menus in our study-the impact on obesity could be significant," said lead study author Sara N. Bleich, PhD, an associate professor in the Department ...

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