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
Does income level have impact on one’s response to calorie menu labeling?
Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Jason Block, MD, MPH, and former Harvard RWJF scholar Christina Roberto, PhD, have published a Reply in JAMA in response to a letter that raises the issue of calorie labeling across socioeconomic backgrounds. The letter was in response to their September 3 Viewpoint entitled “Potential Benefits of Calorie Labeling in Restaurants.”
Underestimating Fast Food
Research by Jason Block, Pop Center faculty member, finds that the public underestimates calories consumed in fast food meals.Read more …
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