Calorie postings don't influence teens to buy healthier meals

02/15/2011 | NYTimes.com

More than 50% of teens in New York City said they recognized calorie labels in fast-food restaurants but only 9% reported that such postings influenced them to buy a lower-calorie meal, a study in the International Journal of Obesity found. Researchers learned from food receipts that teens ate the same amount of calories -- about 725 -- before and after the mandatory calorie postings began in the city.

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