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Meals identified as healthy choices on restaurant menus: an evaluation of accuracy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15762309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study evaluated the accuracy of restaurant entrees identified as healthy choices on menus at two fast food restaurant chains. Entrees were purchased at two different locations of each restaurant 35 days apart. Samples were processed in duplicate for total fat contents, sodium analysis, and adiabatic bomb calorimeter for total energy. t-Tests compared (a) the mean experimental values to claimed values for fat, energy, and sodium, (b) nutritional content at different locations for the same restaurant, and (c) the mean experimental values for fat, energy, and sodium levels to the recommended Daily Values. Results indicate that entrees identified as healthy choices at these selected restaurants are in fact healthy choices, are accurately labeled, and are consistent among different locations of the same restaurant chains.
Authors:
Allison Darcy Root; Ramses B Toma; Gail C Frank; Wendy Reiboldt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of food sciences and nutrition     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0963-7486     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-14     Completed Date:  2005-06-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9432922     Medline TA:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Food and Nutrition, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
California
Dietary Fats / analysis
Energy Intake
Food Analysis / standards
Food Preferences*
Health Behavior*
Humans
Menu Planning / standards*
Nutritive Value
Restaurants / standards*
Sodium, Dietary / analysis
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats; 0/Sodium, Dietary

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