This paper assesses the effect of mandated calorie labeling on fast food choices in New York City. A sample of more than 1,000 adults at fast-food restaurants in low-income, minority communities in New York was compared with a sample in Newark, New Jersey, which did not have a labeling mandate. The researchers found that while 27.7 percent of the New York respondents noted that the labeling influenced their fast-food choices, ultimately, it did not affect the calories they purchased.
Published: November 2009
ID #: 65634
Journal: Health Aff (Millwood)
Authors: Elbel B, Kersh R, Brescoll VL, Dixon LB