Xtreme eating awards handed out to popular restaurants - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Xtreme eating awards handed out to popular restaurants

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is taking aim now at fine dining.  They are handing out its annual Xtreme Eating Awards to chain restaurants by labeling the unhealthiest meals.

Michael Jacobson from the Center for Science in the Public Interest said, "We try to take Americans by the lapels and shake them and say, you know, be careful.  If you want to eat these meals, fine, but you should know what you're getting."

The unhealthy awards are based on calories, sodium, and fat content data from each restaurant. For example, you get more than 6,000 milligrams of salt, a four-day supply, when you order the full rack of baby back ribs at Chili's.  That dish comes with homestyle fries and cinnamon apples. This meal includes 2,100 calories and 121 grams of fat.  

To see the full list of extreme winners, go to www.cspinet.org.  

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