Energy content of main meals at major UK restaurants

An observational study published by the British Medical Journal compared the energy content of main meals served in major UK chain restaurants, both fast food and “full service”.

To meet public health recommendations for energy consumption the energy content of a meal should be 600kcal or less and a meal with excessive energy content would have 1000kcal or more.

From the 27 restaurant chains surveyed less than 1 in 10 met the public health energy content recommendations and 47% of the main meal options had an excessive energy content.

For more information on healthy options when eating out take a look at our healthy menu options.

Posted: 18/12/2018 11:39:35 by Joanna Gallagher
Filed under: Calories, Eating out, Energy, Menu


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