Study: Diners eat less when menus provide calorie information

12/21/2009 | USA Today

Yale researchers found that diners provided with menus that show calorie counts for entrees and the recommended daily calorie level ate about 250 calories less than diners who received no calorie information or just calorie counts for menu items. "The reason menu labeling is so important is decisions in restaurants are not intuitive," said the lead author of the study, which appeared in the American Journal of Public Health.

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