More people consume eateries’ calorie-list info, study shows

King County finding gives hope, though disparities emerge

Seattle Times  |  Updated 3:00 PM, 01.21.2015

Posted in: Research

  • The FDA said it will issue new rules requiring food chains that have 20 or more locations nationwide to posting of calorie counts on their offerings. ThinkStock
Customers' awareness of their caloric intake tripled in King County after restaurant menus began labeling food items, a new study finds.

The finding suggests that making such information available can have a meaningful impact on consumers' health, said said Roxana Chen, a scientist with Public Health - Seattle & King County. Chen, who led the study, is also a UW affiliate assistant professor in the School of Public Health. 

Nevertheless, disparities emerged in terms of who put the caloric information into action.

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