Frozen Meal Eaters Get More Vegetables But with Lower Total Calories vs. Fast Food Restaurant Eaters

“The analysis shows consumers of frozen meals come a little closer to meeting Dietary Guidelines for Americans than consumers of quick service restaurant meals, and they do it with 253 fewer calories a day,” said Dr. Victor L. Fulgoni, co-author of the analysis and vice president of Nutrition Impact, LLC.

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New analysis of data from the 2003-2010 What We Eat In America (WWEIA) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), indicates that consumers of frozen meals (1) compared to consumers of quick service restaurant (QSR) meals (2) had lower calorie intakes and better Healthy Eating Index (HEI) score. In fact, the analysis revealed that those who consumed frozen meals consumed 253 fewer calories than those who consumed a quick service restaurant meal.

These results were presented at a scientific poster session at the Experimental Biology Conference (EB) April 26-30, 2014.

“The analysis shows consumers of frozen meals come a little closer to meeting Dietary Guidelines for Americans than consumers of quick service restaurant meals, and they do it with 253 fewer calories a day,” said Dr. Victor L. Fulgoni, co-author of the analysis and vice president of Nutrition Impact…

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2 responses to “Frozen Meal Eaters Get More Vegetables But with Lower Total Calories vs. Fast Food Restaurant Eaters

  1. Good article! I eat frozen entrees several nights a week. I like smart ones and lean cuisine. I usually add more veggies with then to help fill my hunger. I find it’s an easy and tasty way to keep calories down.

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    • Thanks for your comment. Adding veggies sounds like a good plan to fill yourself up and add nutritional value. It’s good to remember that modern freezing methods keep much of the food value of veggies intact, so you can have your favorites year ’round.

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