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‘Eat out to help out’ can go ‘hand-in-hand’ with healthy eating, insists minister

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Eating out to help out can go hand-in-hand with healthy eating, the care minister has insisted amid questions of mixed messaging as Boris Johnson launches an anti-obesity drive.

While the Government is urging people to eat out to boost the economy and offering discounts to those who do so, Cabinet minister Helen Whately conceded that the science shows people consume more calories if they are in a restaurant compared to at home.

She said: “One thing that we know is that people tend to eat more and consume more calories if they are eating out.

“A large proportion of the British public are eating out and we don’t want to stop that, but we want to enable people to make informed choices and the information the science tells us is that many people don’t know the calories in the things they are eating, particularly

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