Fast-food portions same as in 1996

Fast-food portions same as in 1996

Study of three chains finds calorie and salt content remain high compared to dietary recommendations.

TWO new reports from researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University in Boston, Mass., show little change in fast-food portion sizes and product formulation between 1996 and 2013.

The researchers, led by Alice H. Lichtenstein, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at HNRCA, analyzed the calorie, sodium, saturated fat and trans-fat content of popular menu items served a

All access premium subscription

This content requires a subscription to Feedstuffs in order to access. If you are a paid subscriber, use your email and password to Log In now.


Current Feedstuffs Subscribers: Online and mobile access are now included at no charge to you. To read this article, use your subscriber email and password to log-in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account.)


Not Currently a Subscriber: Subscribe NOW to Feedstuffs and receive our print and/or digital publications, enewsletters and premium online content. Visit Feedstuffs.com and click on Subscribe at the top of the page for more information.


SUBSCRIBE NOW https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/Publications.aspx


TO RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/SubscriptionOffers.aspx


Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish