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Olive Garden & Red Lobster Reducing Calories in Kids Meals

Due to the growing call for healthier and more nutritious restaurant fare, it was recently reported that Olive Garden and Red Lobster {owned by Darden Restaurants, Inc.} will be reducing the calories and sodium in their kids meals. “Darden, one of the top performing U.S. restaurant operators, also said it planned to reduce sodium and calories across all its restaurant meals. The restaurant industry is under pressure from public health officials and consumer advocates to cut the calories and improve the nutritional value of meals for U.S. children — with nearly one-in-three either obese or overweight.”

“The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer group that advocates for healthier and safer food, issued a statement supporting Darden’s change and urged other restaurant operators to do the same.”

What do you think of the news?  Will you be more likely to dine at these establishments because of the news?

 

 

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