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Although a number of chain restaurants have announced healthy menu changes over the years, the overall calorie and sodium levels in main entrees offered by top U.S. chain restaurants assessed from 2010 to 2011 have remained the same, shows a study.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
 What drives our choice of crisps
They may not be the healthiest of foods but crisps are still the second most popular snack in the UK, research shows. But with crisps made from other vegetables and even fruit now on the market, is the classic potato crisp under threat?
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
 Salt
The Snack Food Association (SFA) and the American Bakers Association (ABA) believe the findings from the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Report: Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence add a vital new perspective to the national discussion o...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Technomic finds strong consumer support for nutritional disclosure at restaurants
In a recently completed survey of restaurant user attitudes, Technomic found that 65 percent favor nutritional labeling in restaurants, with the strongest demand for listing of calories and sodium content.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
 Saltshaker
Despite increased awareness about the risks of too much sodium in consumers’ diets and pledges from governments around the world to reduce salt levels in food, products with low/no/reduced sodium claims have seen some decline over the past years accord...
Monday, September 3, 2012
French fries sold at major fast-food chains in Canada contain more than double the amount of salt of those sold at U.S. locations, according to a new international study
Monday, April 16, 2012
A US watchdog group is demanding that the nation’s hospitals kick McDonald’s restaurants off their campuses to “to help curb the epidemic of diet-related disease and to stop fostering a food environment that promotes harm, not health.”
Friday, April 13, 2012
 Top 10 sources of sodium in the US diet
Nearly all Americans consume much more sodium than they should, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of the sodium comes from common restaurant or grocery store items.
Sunday, February 19, 2012