Okay, we all do it sometimes – head to the donut shop for a sugary coffee, grab lunch at the mall food court, or pick up dinner for the family at the drive-thru. We’re all human and sometimes we need to stop at a fast food or chain restaurant. But, is there a way to make better choices for you and your family at these restaurants? Now there is!
Chain restaurants are now required by law to post how many calories are in their foods. You can find this information right on the menu board. Calories tell us how much energy is in a food or drink. We need a certain number of calories each day, but too many can lead to unwanted weight gain.
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is introducing iChoose600® to help you choose meals that are 600 calories or fewer when eating out. By using calorie postings, you can choose a meal that’s satisfying while staying on track with your healthy eating pattern.
For more information, check out the iChoose600® page on the DOH website. Also, connect with iChoose600® on Facebook to learn tips for eating out and share success stories with other iChoose600® fans.