Supplementing national menu labeling

James Hodge, Lexi C. White

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    Abstract

    The US Food and Drug Administration's forthcoming national menu labeling regulations are designed to help curb the national obesity epidemic by requiring calorie counts on restaurants' menus. However, posted calories can be easily ignored or misunderstood by consumers and fail to accurately describe the healthiness of foods. We propose supplemental models that include nutritional information (e.g., fat, salt, sugar) or specific guidance (e.g., "hearthealthy" graphics). The goal is to empower restaurant patrons with better data to make healthier choices, and ultimately to reduce obesity prevalence.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)e11-e13
    JournalAmerican journal of public health
    Volume102
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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