|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|361507||620604||2014||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
ObjectiveTo assess the nutritional value of meals at full-service national restaurant chains with outlets in the Philadelphia region in 2011.MethodsChains were eligible if nutritional information for all menu items was on company Web pages or printed menus at Philadelphia outlets. Nutrient profiles were analyzed for 2,615 items from 21 eligible chains (out of 29) and compared with United States Department of Agriculture guidelines.ResultsAdult meals (entree, side dish, and one-half appetizer) approximated 1,495 kcal, 28 g saturated fat, 3,512 mg sodium, and 11 g fiber; and rose to 2,020 kcal after including a beverage and one-half dessert. Better calorie and fat profiles were observed for entrees tagged “healthy choice” or aimed at seniors or children; however, sodium far exceeded recommended limits.Conclusions and ImplicationsFoods served at full-service restaurant chains are high in calories, saturated fat, and sodium. Standard definitions are needed for “healthy choice” tags and for entrees targeted to vulnerable age groups.
Journal: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior - Volume 46, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages 75–81