Start Date: November 2008

ID #: 65430

Principal Investigator: Myde Boles, PhD

Organization: Multnomah County Health Department

Funding Round: Rapid-Response Round 1

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Multnomah County passed a menu labeling policy that will go into effect January 1, 2009, as one of only five jurisdictions in the U.S. to have passed such a policy. The aims of this study are to: (1) examine changes in awareness of nutrition information, nutrition knowledge, use of nutrition information and caloric value of purchases; (2) examine changes in menu offerings in restaurants; and (3) describe differences in outcomes by age, gender, education, race/ethnicity, restaurant type and restaurant location. Investigators will use a pre-post design with cross-sectional point-of-purchase surveys, restaurant environmental assessments and menu audits and restaurant health inspection reports. Stratified sampling will be used to enroll sufficient numbers of low-income residents and people of color to allow investigators to describe differences in outcomes by income and race/ethnicity.

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