FDA: Restaurants on front lines in obesity fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report suggests restaurants should dish food and fight fat at the same time, meaning menus with more fruits and vegetables, smaller portions and better nutritional information.
Burgers, fries and pizza are the top 3 eating-out favorites in this country, which puts restaurants in a prime position to help improve people’s diets and combat obesity. At least that’s what is recommended in a government-commissioned report being released Friday.
The report, requested and funded by the Food and Drug Administration, lays out ways to help people manage their intake of calories from the growing number of meals prepared away from home, including at the nation’s nearly 900,000 restaurants and other establishments that serve food.