Darden Restaurants Inc., one of the foodservice industry’s largest full-service operators, said Thursday it will cut the amount of calories and sodium in its menu items and provide greater choice and variety in its kids’ meals. The Orlando, Fla.-based parent of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and other chains drew praise from First Lady Michelle Obama, who joined Darden chief executive Clarence Otis at a news conference today at an Olive Garden in Hyattsville, Md. ...

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