SHOTLIST:

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

WASHINGTON - 2 July 2013

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael F. Jacobson, Executive Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest

"We've been studying restaurant foods for 20 years and we've dissected and analyzed hundreds of foods from different restaurants, steak houses, hamburger joints, Chinese restaurants, and are accustomed to some pretty unhealthy meals. When we got to Long John Silver's though, we were stopped in our tracks."

AP Television - Photo/ Center for Science in the Public Interest

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2. Photo of Big Catch meal

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

WASHINGTON - 2 July 2013

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael F. Jacobson, Executive Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest

"Long John Silver's is publicizing a limited time offer big catch meal that comes with a large piece of fish, hush puppies and french fries or onion rings. It's loaded with calories, over 1,300 calories, loaded with saturated fat, which isn't good for the heart, loaded with sodium, but it is also super charged with transfat."

AP Television - Photo/ Center for Science in the Public Interest

Location: unknown, date unknown

4. Photo of Big Catch meal

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael F. Jacobson, Executive Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (Transcript Below)

"There's no warning sign in the restaurant, but if you want a prescription for heart disease, you don't have to look any further than the big catch at Long John Silver's."

STORYLINE:

A food watchdog group claims that they have found the worst restaurant meal in America.

The Center for Science in Public Interest says that Long John Silver's offers the least healthful meal in the nation.

Executive Director of CSPI Michael Jacobson says that the "big catch" meal, which includes a fillet of fried Haddock and sides of Hush Puppies and onion rings, is loaded with over 1,300 calories and contains 33 grams of fat, which is more than two weeks' worth of the healthy amount recommended by the American Heart Association.

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