This article discusses a study that examined changes in the energy content of lunch/dinner menu offerings at eight of the leading fast-food restaurants in the U.S. between 1997-1998 and 2009-2010. Researchers found that there have been few changes to the energy content of menu offerings among the selected restaurants. During the 14-year period, the number of food items offered increased by 53%. Across the entire menu and within entrée and drink categories, the median energy content of food items remained relatively stable. Among the condiments and desserts categories, the mean and median energy content of food items gradually increased; and among the side items category, the energy content decreased.
Published: November 2012
ID #: 68383
Journal: Am J Prev Med
Authors: Bauer KW, Hearst MO, Earnest AA, French SA, Oakes JM, Harnack LJ
Fourteen-Year Trends in Sodium Content of Menu Offerings at Eight Leading Fast-Food Restaurants in the USAThis article examines changes in the sodium content of lunch/dinner menu offerings at eight of the leading fast-food restaurants in the U.S. between 1997-1998 and 2009-2010. Researchers found that the mean sodium content of menu offerings across the eight restaurants increased by 23.4 percent over the 14 years studied. The mean sodium content of entrées More