Posted by admin on February 7, 2018 in Articles

Types of Food
Topic announcement:
Introduction Background:
It is easy to choose healthy options when eating out.
Thesis statement:
Most restaurants, including fast food, casual and fine dining, make it easy for
Patrons to eat out without sacrificing a healthy diet.
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Fast Food
Characteristic 1: not known for healthy choices but they are on the menu; light or low-calorie choices
Example 1: plain burgers – no cheese; side salad rather than fries
Characteristic 2: There are options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Example 2: McDonald’s has Egg White Delite, oatmeal, salads, grilled chicken
Characteristic 3: Menus list calorie counts and other nutritional information
Example 3: McDonald’s, Panera
Characteristic 1: more variety, wider menu, allow substitutions for healthier options
Example 1: choice of sides – baked potato instead of French fries; salad rather than
cream/bisque soup
Characteristic 2: look up nutritional information online if it’s not listed on the menu; other indicators
for healthy options.
Example 2: Long Horn Steak House lists calorie counts on menu and notes healthy
options with special characters
Characteristic 3: many restaurants have separate healthy-option menus
Example 3: Cheesecake Factory has a “Skinnylicious” menu, Denny’s has a “Fit Fare”
menu, and Red Lobster has a “Lighthouse” menu.
Fine Dining
Characteristic 1: Smaller portions but richer foods/sauces; more courses
Example 1: Less likely to overeat; smaller portions give patrons a taste of many foods;
more portion control
Characteristic 2: No nutritional info available; patrons need some knowledge of nutrition – calories/fat
in foods – to stick to diet.
Example 2: Better quality food, typically organic and non-GMO. This makes the food at
fine dining restaurants better for you than similar options at casual restaurants.
Characteristic 3: A la carte menus let patrons choose their own main course and sides….