Fast food gets a nutrition makeover

March 2, 2005 in Food Companies, Manufacturing and Trends, Healthy Eating

Fast food gets a nutrition makeover

Can fast food be health food? This year several fast food chains are aiming to change our perspectives on the healthfulness (or lack thereof) of their menus.

Wendy's has recently introduced Fresh Fruit Bowls, which are prepared daily. The introduction of this menu item started in Ontario, and is currently available nationally. The Bowls feature red seedless grapes, and cantaloupe, honeydew and pineapple chunks, with strawberry yogurt for dipping. The 382 gram bowls are available for about $5.99. Also available are 150 gram Cups, which don't come with yogurt, and retail for about $3.19.

Pizza Pizza is replacing its popular whole-wheat crust with a new multigrain crust that contains flax, a source of heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. The Multigrain and "Classic" crusts are both trans fat free. The multigrain dough is available at all restaurants and some non-traditional outlets (e.g. sporting arenas and campuses) across Canada, at no extra cost.

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