Does Calorie Information Promote Lower Calorie Fast Food Choices Among College Students?

Mary A. Gerend*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This experiment evaluated effects of calorie information on college students' fast food choices. Women chose lower calorie meals, lower calorie items, and lower priced meals when calorie information was provided than when it was not. Men's selections were unaffected. Providing calorie information at point of purchase could have positive implications for public health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-86
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Food labeling
  • Health policy
  • Obesity
  • Public health
  • Students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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