Are Red Lobster's cheddar biscuits are under a-salt? Darden Restaurants, Inc., which owns the seafood chain as well as Olive Garden, have agreed to partner up with Michelle Obama's cause Partnership for a Healthier America. The food company plans to cut the calorie and sodium levels of food on their menus by 10 percent within the next five years and 20 percent within the next 10 years.
Fruits or vegetables will become the default side dish in kids’ meals, along with 1 percent milk as the drink, according to Darden. The Partnership for a Healthier America is a nonpartisan group working to advance first lady Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity.
“This is a breakthrough moment in the restaurant industry,” Obama said at an Olive Garden in Hyattsville, Maryland, in a webcast with Darden Chief Executive Officer Clarence Otis. “The changes Darden will make could impact the health and well-being of the entire generation of young people.”