Restaurants should provide nutrition information

By Jennifer Bowden In Nutrition

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18th February, 2012
It’s difficult to make healthy choices when eating out, not least because we often underestimate the amount of energy in restaurant meals. It would be far simpler if nutrition information was provided on menus. Studies show that a significant proportion of consumers use nutrition information to make healthier choices. More than a third of New York City customers who saw nutrition information in Subway fast-food outlets altered their food choices: they bought a meal that contained on average 99 fewer calories than those who either didn’t see the information or chose not to act on it. In ...

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