"We found that foods eaten from fast-food or fast-casual restaurants offered the worst nutrition – 85% of foods eaten by children at these establishments, and 70% by adults, were of poor quality. At full-service restaurants and work-site cafeterias, about half the foods eaten were of poor quality. At grocery stores, we found some improvement from 2003 to 2018. The percentage of poor-quality foods eaten from grocery stores dropped from 40% to 33% for adults, and 53% to 45% for children."
Friedman Dean Dariush Mozaffarian shares a “sobering” nutritional report card for the United States, highlighting new Friedman research examining trends in food sources and diet quality among adults and children over a 16-year period. The findings suggest a need for policy actions to improve racial, ethnic, and economic nutritional disparities in the U.S.