“Despite highly publicized claims about making their menus healthier, the overall calorie and sodium levels in main entrees offered by top U.S. chain restaurants have remained the same” …
Many Restaurant Chains Not Serving Healthier Fare: Report – WebMD
Healthy Calorie Levels & Sodium Levels Are Difficult To Find!
We’ve always known that those concerned about healthy eating had to take special care when eating out. However, in recent years we’ve been hearing a lot about what U.S. chain restaurants were doing to maintain healthy calorie levels and healthy sodium levels in their menu items. Heck! They’ve been changing menus and listing contents on the menus … and making a lot of public noise while doing it!
As a result of all the publicity and ad campaigns, one might be forgiven for falling prey to the impression that most restaurants were actually becoming concerned about healthy eating and how they might be helping their customers in this regard. Well, it turns out this is probably not the case. For every step forward towards the healthy eating cause, most restaurants take one or even two steps backwards at the same time.
Here’s an article by Robert Preidt at “Health Day” that we just found on WebMD:
Researchers evaluated the nutritional content changes of more than 26,000 regular menu entrees at 213 major U.S. restaurant chains between 2010 and 2011. Even with all the changes the restaurants made to their menus, there was no meaningful overall change in nutrition, the study found.