Friday, 20 July 2012

King County, Washington-Nutrition Information-Chain Restaurants-Restaurant Meals

Restaurant meals a bit healthier after menu law

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chain restaurants in the Seattle area seem to have made small changes for the better since a 2009 law forced them to put nutrition information on their menus, a new study finds. Eighteen months after the law went into effect in King County, Washington, calorie counts were a bit lower, the study found. "Sit down" chain restaurants did better than fast-food joints: their entrees were an average of 73 calories lighter, versus a small, 19-calorie reduction at fast-food places. There were also some improvements in sodium and saturated fat content. ... read more..

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