News Advisory: CSPI to Announce 2010 Xtreme Eating Awards at Tuesday Press Conference

May 20, 2010, 11:40 ET from Center for Science in the Public Interest

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Xtreme Eating Awards for 2010 will be announced at a press conference in Washington on Tuesday, May 25.  Given by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and published in the June issue of its Nutrition Action Healthletter, the Xtreme Eating Awards highlight the shocking nutritional quality of meals at America's chain restaurants.


CSPI Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson

CSPI Director of Nutrition Bonnie F. Liebman


"Winners" of the 2010 Xtreme Eating Awards announced and displayed alongside their astonishing nutritional equivalents at news conference


10:00 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 25, 2010


National Press Club, 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, DC

Murrow & White rooms


1,400-calorie breakfasts, 2,500-calorie entrees and 1,700-calorie desserts are making Americans overweight and obese at record levels.   CSPI will urge restaurant chains to prepare for the implementation of the new federal calorie-labeling law by offering more lower-calorie choices for consumers.


This advisory is for media planning purposes only.  Substantive information within is strictly embargoed until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a nonprofit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on nutrition and food safety.  CSPI is supported largely by the 850,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants.

SOURCE Center for Science in the Public Interest