- Food insecurity has been associated with adverse health and academic outcomes among college students. However, little is known about the long-term impacts of experiencing food insecurity during college. This study examines the impacts of college food insecurity (measured from 1999 to 2003) on future food insecurity (measured from 2015 to 2017) and whether this association differs by economic independence during college.
- Fast food restaurants, including top burger chains, have reduced calorie content of some menu items in recent years. However, the extent to which the nutrition profile of restaurant menus is changing over time is unknown.
- Food insecurity during young adulthood affects physical health, mental health, and academic performance. However, little is known about parental and behavioral factors during childhood that may contribute to risk of food insecurity during young adulthood.
- The nutrient profile of combination meals in large chain restaurants is not well understood.
- Large chain restaurants have reduced calories in their new menu items. No research has examined the calorie content of items eliminated from these menus.
- Ensuring the safety of national food supplies is one of the most important mandates of government. The Trump administration’s budget priorities and their recent actions to delay or reverse implementation of key food policies constitute a threat to the safety of the nation’s food system. In a complex, industrial, and globally connected food system, in which the threat of intentional tampering of the food supply (i.e., bioterrorism) looms, the need to ensure a safe food supply for everyone has never been greater.
- Consuming too much sodium is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and restaurant foods are a primary source of sodium. This study assessed recent trends in sodium content of menu items in U.S. chain restaurants.
- A high intake of fast food is associated with increased obesity risk. This study assessed recent changes in caloric content and macronutrient composition in large U.S. fast food restaurants.
- Large chain restaurants reduced the number of calories in newly introduced menu items in 2013 by about 60 calories (or 12%) relative to 2012. This paper describes trends in calories available in large U.S. chain restaurants to understand whether previously documented patterns persist.