Research Review: Menu Labeling Use

Research Review: Menu Labeling Use

You may have already been aware that restaurants that have 20 or more locations nationwide must make calorie information available to customers...Since the information has been made available to people, various studies have been done to observe whether or not it has made a difference. There is somewhat conflicting evidence on whether people actually consume fewer calories, or whether it could help impact obesity rates....That last part is the heart of the public health concern – how are we impacting obesity rates. Especially since low-income and minority populations carry a higher burden when it comes to obesity – an inherent health disparity. Enter the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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