Hopes that restaurant menu calorie data will make people eat less have not materialized.
Hopes that restaurant menu calorie data will make people eat less have not materialized
Some time back
But these hopes did not come true. New York and Yale Universities conducted a study in which scientists found that visitors to the largest restaurant chains in the fast food empire, such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken, hardly pay attention to calorie counters.
True, about 50% of the customers of these restaurants noticed the calorie pointers. In turn, these figures influenced the choice of certain products only for 28% of citizens. 9 out of 10 people in this group said that they began to order he althier meals. It seems to be at least a small victory here?
Nothing like that! When scientists decided to clarify what kind of “he althy” dishes they were, they found out that the number of calories in them is practically not inferior to the level of calories in orders that were made by restaurant visitors even before the introduction of this law. In other words, people both consumed more calories than they needed and continue to do so.
Study data published in the online version of the journal He alth Affairs. They have become a kind of "cold tub" for many specialists who are now vehemently advocating the introduction of mandatory calorie information wherever any food is sold. Supporters of this rule believe that in this way people will be more attentive to their own he alth.
But it has been written on a pack of cigarettes for 40 years that “the Ministry of He alth warns”…
Source:The New-York Times