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09 May 2013

Fast food still unhealthy despite attempts

The nutritional quality of menu items at fast-food restaurants has improved only modestly over 14 years.

Next time you have a craving for fast food, don't kid yourself that choices today are much healthier, a new study says.

The study authors used the US Department of Agriculture's Healthy Eating Index to evaluate the nutritional quality of the menu items. Overall, the score for all eight restaurants increased from 45 to 48 during the 14-year period.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers tips for eating out.

 
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