Energy Menu-Labeling Strategy Could Be a Breakthrough

Food for Thought:

If you knew before ordering the double cheeseburger and fries that it would require about 21⁄2 hours of brisk walking at 5–6 miles per hour to burn them off, would you think twice?

Menu labeling that zeroes in on energy information—specifically, how much physical energy needs to be expended to balance the food ordered—may be a key to unlocking better choices by young adults, according to a study reported in the February 27 online edition of the American Journal of Health Promotion.

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