This article examines consumer awareness of calorie information at fast-food restaurant chains in New York City after the introduction of calorie labeling on menus and menu boards. Researchers found that awareness of calorie information increased from pre-enforcement to post-enforcement of the calorie labeling regulation (25% to 64%). Among customers who saw calorie information post-enforcement, 27% of customers said they use the information in making their purchase. The authors conclude that posting information on menu boards increases the number of people who see and use the information.
Published: December 2010
ID #: 65429
Journal: Am J Public Health
Authors: Dumanovsky T, Huang CY, Bassett MT, Silver LD
A click too far from fresh foods: A mixed methods comparison of online and in-store grocery behaviors among low-income householdsA recent policy in the U.S. authorized monthly benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to be used online to increase grocery access and promote healthy eating. This study examined online grocery attitudes and purchasing behaviors among low-income SNAP-eligible households with young children with and without online grocery experience. An explanatory sequential mixed methods More