Cheesecake Factory in China Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:56 — 2.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Exporting the American norm of excess food Anyone who has traveled the world knows that U.S.-based franchise restaurants know no borders.  You can find McDonald’s in India and Starbucks in Paris.  Kentucky Fried Chicken is extremely popular in […]

Walk Talk Nutrition visits Mad Greens Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:30 — 3.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The RD team checks out a regional fast salad restaurant chain. Winter might not seem like salad season, but it could be the perfect time for salads.  Especially salads that someone else prepares for you.  The WalkTalkNutrition team recently […]

Walk Talk Nutrition visits Chipotle Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:57 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS We visit Chipotle, home of high calorie burritos “with integrity” What we liked: good quality ingredients healthy ingredients like beans, brown rice, lean meats and tomato salsas healthy extras like guacamole and fajita veggies Kathy particularly likes the […]

Do RDs eat fast food?

Awhile ago, I was on a long distance car trip in the Mid West, driving for hours through a wide open, restaurant-free landscape.  I was starving, and finally at a highway interchange, I found a McDonalds.  It was the only restaurant around.  It was crowded with customers, most of whom were ordering burgers, fries and […]

On anti-nutrition conspiracies and nutrition savvy restaurants

Does it ever seem like there’s a conspiracy in the medical research community to make nutrition look ineffective?  Or maybe researchers just doubt the importance of nutrition and devise studies that reflect their prejudices.  Either way, we end up with studies like the one on omega-3 fats released this week.  The headlines scream “Omega-3s may […]

Chick-fil-A nutrition

With all the hysteria about Chick Fil A recently, I thought it was a good time to check what really matters to me about a restaurant: the nutrition.  And I’ve found a lot to like about Chick-fil-A.  For a menu that’s pretty much limited to chicken-based items, they’ve done a nice job of creating healthier, […]

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