Study suggests restaurant dining causes higher calorie intake

Study shows kids and teens ate more calories when dining at fast-food or sit-down restaurants.

Nov. 13—In study findings, kids and teens ate more calories—including more fat and more sugar—on days when they had a meal from a fast-food or sit-down restaurant.

"Parents (should) realize that restaurant consumption is not a straight-off substitute for eating at home. Restaurant consumption and fast-food consumption should not be the norm," said lead researcher Lisa Powell from the University of Illinois at Chicago.