Calories :: Calorie content of meal not important – chefs

A survey suggests only one restaurant chef in six thinks the calorie content of a meal is very important. And half of the chefs polled say it doesn’t matter at all.

Instead, taste, looks and customer expectations are what matter when chefs determine portion size. That’s according to the survey presented at the annual meeting of the Obesity Society

Doctors say it may make diners happy to get piles of pasta and mountains of meat, but they’ll pay the price in pounds.

The chefs agree big servings encourage people to eat too much, but they say it’s up to the diner to decide how much to consume and how much to take in a doggie bag.

The survey of 300 restaurant chefs around the country was led by an obesity researcher at Pennsylvania State University.

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