Category Archives: Restaurants

Averaged restaurant stated calorie values accurate overall (but only 7% within 10 kcal); lower calorie sit-down entrees less so

Note: the original title was misleading in that I wrote "on average stated calories are accurate", but really only 7% were within 10 kcal of what is posted. Averaged together they are accurate, but individually they are not. Restaurants have been estimated to account for about 35% of american energy intake (USDA data), so it is important that customers are provided accurate information about how many calories they are consuming should they be monitoring their intakes.  A previous pilot study by Read more [...]