Tag: fast food

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, June 27, 2014

In this week’s news: Restaurant chains phase out salt on the sly; the buzz on edible insects keeps growing; and doctors confess to being clueless about nutrition. Sodium Levels? Nothing to See Here.  Until recently, a meal of chicken, stuffing, cornbread and mashed potatoes at Boston Market would have contained about 2,590 mg of saltRead more

Convenience, Not Cost, Causes Weight Gain

by in Food News, September 11, 2012

The results of a new study reveal that it’s convenience food that’s making Americans gain weigh, and not the cost of healthy food, as many people assume.

Food News: McDonald’s Opening Vegetarian-Only Locations

by in Food News, September 6, 2012

McDonald’s is opening two vegetarian-only locations in India. Would you eat vegetarian fast food from this chain?

Order This, Not That: Mall Foods

by in Dining Out, November 26, 2011

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping but don’t let a hectic trip to the mall lead to a Santa-like physique. Use our tips for more figure-friendly shopping snacks. Order: Fresh and Light When it comes to tackling the food court, most malls offer the usual suspects of the fast food world. Use our guides makeRead more

Food News: Chains Offering Vegan Fast-Food Options

by in Food News, October 1, 2011

Convenience store 7-Eleven is now offering vegan meals, and there are vegan options at Johnny Rockets, PF Changs Pizza Hut and Dairy Queen, too.

Food News: McDonald’s Makes Changes to the Happy Meal

by in Dining Out, Food News, July 28, 2011

Are McDonald’s Happy Meals getting healthier? The fast food chain is making changes to the items in its kids’ meal as part of a long-term menu evolution. But are their changes enough?

Healthy Debate: Should Happy Meal Toys Be Banned?

by in Food News, November 1, 2010

Whoever came up with the marketing for Happy Meals toys is a genius. Kids are drawn to popular characters and love their trinkets ( more than the food). But with this type of marketing comes a price—especially when you’re talking about high fat and calorie-laden food during a time where tremendous efforts are being put forth to diminish the incidence of childhood obesity.