Restaurants Cut Calories
Chain restaurants have been lowering calories for some of their new food items, researchers found when they studied 66 menu items of 100 large American chains. Items introduced in 2013 contained an average of 56 fewer calories than those appearing on menus the year before. In restaurants with a featured food such as pizza or burgers, the drop in calories was mostly in the side items rather than main dishes. This trend will likely continue because U.S. law will soon require chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published online Oct. 8, 2014