2,000 Calories Per Day are All You Need: A Closer Look at Restaurant Menu Labeling Research

Drexel News Blog

RestaurantMenuStudies_caloriegraphic600x622Are you reading the fine print? Skipping it could be a bad idea for your health, especially in Philadelphia and other areas where that fine print contains important information: The city’s chain restaurants are required to post information about calories, fat and other nutrients on their menus. A new study published by a team led by the Drexel University School of Public Health evaluated how people use these menu labels in full-service restaurants. You can read the press release for the basic summary of their findings.

Here, we sit down with the lead author, Amy Auchincloss, PhD, and co-author Beth Leonberg, to discuss more aspects of the study and its implications. Auchincloss, an epidemiologist, is an assistant professor in the Drexel University School of Public Health, and Leonberg, a registered dietitian, is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences in Drexel’s College of Nursing…

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