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Smart Food Choices: Eating Out - Finding Healthier Choices

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For today's busy families, eating out is a chance for parents to take time off from meal planning, cooking, and cleaning. But finding a place that's kidfriendly and serves nutritious foods can be difficult. You can eat out and eat healthy, too. Many restaurants offer delicious meals that are low in saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol. That’s good news because a diet high in saturated and trans fat can raise blood cholesterol. High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, and it’s also a risk factor for stroke. At home, try to replace the saturated and trans fats in your food with more healthful unsaturated oils like canola, olive and corn oil. When eating out, ask which type of fat the restaurant uses. At the table, request soft and trans-fat-free margarine.
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Karen Ensle
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
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eating out, restaurants

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