Americans on average eats one-third of their calories away from home
By Elaine Watson
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Meanwhile, although great strides have been made to increase healthier options in restaurants, people typically eat more calories when they eat out, and they are eating out more often, said the FNPC’s Tracy Fox.
“Americans on average eats one-third of their calories away from home and spend 50% of their food dollars eating out, and that’s from old figures, so the numbers are probably much higher now.”
The RAND Corporation’s performance standards for restaurants (click HERE) set some broad criteria that companies can use to improve the nutritional profile of their meals, focusing on reducing calories, sugar, sodium and unhealthy fats, and increasing whole grains and fruits and veggies.