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Parents Pick Lower Calorie Fast-Food Menu Items If Nutrition Info Is Provided

January 25, 2010: 10:19 AM EST
Fast-food restaurant menus labeled with nutritional information may lead to significantly reduced calorie intake in meals purchased for children, according to a new U.S. study. Pediatricians surveyed 99 parents of 3- to 6-year-olds who sometimes ate in fast food restaurants. Sample McDonald’s menus were provided and parents were asked what they would select. Only half of the menus, however, clearly showed calorie information for each item. The number of calories parents chose for a child’s hypothetical McDonald’s meal was reduced by an average of 102 calories when the menus clearly showed the calories for each item.
Pooja S. Tandon, MD, Jeffrey Wright, MD, et al., "Nutrition Menu Labeling May Lead to Lower-Energy Restaurant Meal Choices for Children", Pediatrics, January 25, 2010, © American Academy of Pediatrics
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