Nutrition Policy


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    How Calorie Labels on Menus Affect Consumers

    Mar 28, 2018

    In traditional restaurant settings, displaying the calorie content on menus did not affect consumer satisfaction and reduced the amount of food ordered by 38 calories. This is a decrease of 7 percent, a notable difference considering the average American consumes one-third of his or her food calories away from home.

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    Why Obesity Rates Continue to Climb—and What Can Be Done to Stop It

    Apr 26, 2018

    Too many Americans are being harmed by a food environment that lacks the necessary standards to make it easier for people to maintain a healthy weight. Policies aimed at portion control and cleaning up the food swamp could make a difference.

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