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The Chicago Sun-Times reports that according to a new study released by the National Restaurant Association (NRA), “about half of consumers say they always make an effort to eat healthy when dining out, but 36 percent never actually request healthy substitutions when ordering and 53 percent rarely, if ever, order off a ‘healthy’ menu.”

The reason? Many consumers may feel that if they order off a so-called healthy menu, they may be getting a lesser culinary experience for their money.

While a number of diners said the change they would most like to see more restaurants make is to offer smaller portions, only five percent of those questioned said they order smaller portions (like an appetizer as a main course) in order to watch their food consumption.

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