Restaurant meals make up 20% of our calories, but most are unhealthy

Restaurant meal

America's love of dining out may come with real health consequences. Restaurants of all kinds provide one out of five calories adults in the U.S. eat, but patrons are consuming food of “persistent low quality” when it comes to nutrition, researchers reported Wednesday. Half of the meals Americans ate in full-service eateries and 70% of their fast-food orders in 2015 and 2016 were of poor diet quality, according to the study published in The Journal of Nutrition.

Release Date