Restaurant calorie labels less likely to influence poor, uneducated

March 4, 2015 4:59 PM

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Restaurant calorie labels less likely to influence poor, uneducated

(Reuters Health) - People with higher income and education levels are more likely to make food choices based on calorie information in restaurant menus, according to a recent study that calls for new ways of displaying the information to make a wider impact.

More than half of participants in the study of McDonald’s diners noticed menu calorie labels, but only 16 percent used the information to alter their eating habits.

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