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Be informed, seek options when eating fast food, dietitian advises

Maureen FranklinPeople can eat fast food occasionally and still make healthy choices, as long as they remember to ask, “How can I make it better?” says Maureen Franklin, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Upstate. She offers tips for navigating fast food menus, such as checking online nutritional information beforehand, opting for grilled rather than fried items, limiting sauces and dressings, and considering whether the extra calories in a “meal deal” are a good idea.