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  • Welcome to "Game time." I'm Pat Somerhill.

  • And I'm Gail Moran.

  • Today it's the battle of the dueling dinner parties.

  • At stake, bragging rights for healthiest food get-togethers.

  • Pat.

  • Well, Gail, you know, there's lots of food out there,

  • that's for sure.

  • But the question is, how do you choose nutrients or foods wisely

  • when you're away from home and, say, at a dinner party?

  • Well, that's what we're here to find out, Pat.

  • Let's take a look at our two contenders.

  • Up first, the Simpsons, who've invited some friends over

  • for a typical sit-down affair.

  • It'll be interesting to see what the hostess has come up with

  • for the menu there, Pat.

  • And out on the other side, we've got their neighbors,

  • the Jacksons, who have invited a few friends over for

  • an informal Sunday afternoon football celebration.

  • Now their game plan includes lots of finger foods

  • and a buffet style setting.

  • Joe Santana's on the sidelines with Mr. Jackson now.

  • Joe. Thanks, Pat.

  • Frank, you've got some serious competition from the Simpsons

  • for dinner tonight.

  • What's your game plan for keeping it healthy

  • without making it boring?

  • Joe, this party is gonna be anything but boring.

  • We've got football, after all.

  • And don't forget the veggies.

  • Veggies with a ball game? Sure.

  • We have fresh broccoli, tomatoes, cauliflower,

  • and my favorite, sweet yellow peppers.

  • Believe it or not, they make a good snack.

  • Well, as we all know with the 5-20 rule,

  • 20% or more of a nutrient is high, 5% is low.

  • So these veggies are an excellent source of vitamin C,

  • very low in sodium and saturated fat.

  • Back to you, Pat. Thanks, Joe.

  • It's a great start to what could be a big battle.

  • Now they're just sitting down to dinner at the Simpsons,

  • but we spoke to Fran Simpson earlier today.

  • Now here's what she had to say about her game plan.

  • You have a hungry crowd coming over today, Fran.

  • What's on the menu?

  • Well, I've got individual game hens for everyone,

  • a side salad, and baked potatoes.

  • Oh, and I see you're also planning soup for an appetizer.

  • Oh, yeah, soup's always a good starter.

  • I'm planning a hearty tomato soup with fresh rosemary

  • and garlic croutons.

  • It's easy to make and it's packed with vitamin C.

  • It sounds like a winner.

  • We'll see how it goes over with the dinner party.

  • Gail.

  • Back at the Jackson's, the ball game's just about to start.

  • They've laid out the spread and our first guest

  • is loading up his plate.

  • Now despite the side of veggies, that pile of wings

  • is gonna cost him.

  • A serving size is three wings and it looks like he's got six.

  • Add the half dozen pizza bites and he's well on his way

  • to more than his total daily value in many categories.

  • Well, let's take a look at the score so far.

  • We've got 30% DV saturated fat from those 6 wings and another

  • 15% from the pizza bites for a total of 45% daily value

  • from those 2 foods alone.

  • Now the only good news is the 64% DV protein from the meat

  • and the 150% DV vitamin C from the peppers.

  • And at the Simpsons I assume the nutrition score

  • is much better, Gail?

  • Well, you would think so, Pat,

  • but Fran's made a last minute change in the lineup.

  • Now the tomato soup was pulled and replaced with French onion.

  • It's particularly high in sodium and the large piece of cheese

  • on top helps it weigh in at a whopping 30% daily value

  • of saturated fat.

  • You're right, Gail.

  • And if we go by the 5-20 rule, 30% is over the 5% DV maximum

  • we'd like to limit ourselves to each day.

  • Now at the same time, while the Cornish hen adds 60% daily value

  • of protein, it also tacks on another 35% DV of saturated fat.

  • Still better than the neighbors, but the Simpsons

  • haven't locked up a win yet.

  • Hold on, Pat.

  • It looks like we've gone off the playbook at the Jackson's.

  • They brought out some chicken breast wraps and they seem

  • to be very popular.

  • The whole grain gives it a whopping 31% DV of fiber,

  • and the flavorful low-cal dressing comes in at only 3% DV

  • of saturated fat.

  • I think the momentum is shifting, Pat.

  • And I think you're right, Gail.

  • Surprisingly, it looks like they're not sticking to

  • the game plan over at the Simpson's.

  • And it looks like they've forgotten the 5-20 rule.

  • Butter and sour cream on the potatoes,

  • a creamy dressing on the salad, and is that eggnog?

  • I'm afraid it is, Pat.

  • And the portions are out of control.

  • Potatoes and salad add much needed fiber and vitamins,

  • but look at the size of those servings.

  • A surprise outcome in the battle of the dueling

  • dinner parties, Gail.

  • And this just underscores how important it is to not only

  • choose nutrients wisely, but to also pay attention

  • to serving size and calories per serving.

  • For "Game Time," I'm Pat Somerhill.

  • And I'm Gail Moran, see you next time.

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