Who pays attention to nutrition labels?Julie Kennel | November 9, 2009
College students — according to a study by Ohio State University Extension’s Dr. Gail Kaye. The findings published this month in the American Journal of Public Health suggest posting labels at the point of food selection change behavior. The average energy (calorie) content of entrees purchased by patrons dropped immediately when nutrition labels were made available and increased gradually when nutrition information was removed. And the food service operators didn’t mind because the number of entrees sold and the revenue remained the same. A win-win situation!
How about you? Would calorie information posted for the food choices at your favorite lunch or dinner location change your choice?