Researchers Found Increased Health Awareness Due to Calorie Labels on Menu Cards

January 21, 2015 1:46 PM

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Calorie labels on menu cards have turned out to be a great way of promoting health awareness among consumers. A new study suggests that health awareness among people has tripled owing to the rule under which authorities made it mandatory for restaurants and eateries to mention calorie labels. Obesity is a major concern in the United States and calorie label mainly aims at making people conscious about their diet as calorie count is very important for maintaining a sound health. Previously only those who were health conscious used to check their calorie intake but this rule is also compelling the obese people to watch it.

A team of researchers surveyed about 3,000 King County residents who regularly dine out. The survey in fact began even before the implementation of calorie mention regulation. It was found that nearly 550 customers at McDonald Big Mac make use of the calorie information. Number of customers at Starb...

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