Many chain restaurants found to change their behavior in response to menu labeling mandate, and roll out lower calorie items

Opting for newer items on the menu of your favorite chain restaurant may be the best choice if you are calorie conscious. A study published in JAMA Network Open that included nearly 60 of the largest US chain restaurants reveals that the menu items that were introduced after a calorie labeling policy was implemented (the law was enforced starting in May, 2018) had about 25% fewer calories than the already…

Calorie labeling found to impact those with eating disorders in different ways

A study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders by former RWJF Health & Society Scholar Christina Roberto, PhD, reveals that when ordering food from a menu with calorie labeling, those who suffer anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa were more likely to order significantly fewer calories, whereas those who suffer from binge eating disorder were more likely to order significantly more calories. Photo: llee_wu on Flickr