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The prevalence of heart-healthy menu items in West Virginia restaurants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15228969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of heart-healthy choices offered in restaurants. METHODS: Menus (N=273) were obtained from restaurants in the 10 most populated cities in West Virginia. A survey assessed the number of restaurants that provide point-of- purchase nutrition information and the heart-healthy choices offered. RESULTS: One restaurant offered point-of-purchase nutrition information. Nine percent of restaurants identified heart-healthy choices on their menus. There was a high frequency of offering vegetarian entrees, light side dishes, and vegetables; however, much less fruit, low-fat milk, low-fat salad dressing, or heart-healthy desserts were on menus. CONCLUSION: There is much opportunity for providing and identifying heart-healthy choices in restaurants.
Authors:
Jenni L Jones; Debra A Krummel; Karen Wheeler; Betty Forbes; Cindy Fitch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1087-3244     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:    2004 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-01     Completed Date:  2004-10-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  328-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Community Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Food Preferences*
Health Behavior*
Heart / physiology*
Humans
Menu Planning / standards*
Questionnaires
Restaurants*
West Virginia

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