menu labels http://www.kplu.org en Do calorie-counts on menus reduce the urge to super-size it? http://www.kplu.org/post/do-calorie-counts-menus-reduce-urge-super-size-it <p>If you tend to ignore the calorie listings on menus, you’re not alone. The extra info at King County restaurants is proving of limited value in the fight against obesity. On the other hand, some restaurant chains are toning down the message to super-size it.</p><p>Chain restaurants in King County – that’s mostly fast-food chains, plus some coffee shops such as Starbucks – are something of a test case. Along with New York City, they were the first in the country to be required to post a calorie-count for each item on their menus.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:12:30 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6773 at http://www.kplu.org Do calorie-counts on menus reduce the urge to super-size it? Menu labels having no effect? Evidence from Taco Time http://www.kplu.org/post/menu-labels-having-no-effect-evidence-taco-time <p>Being a pioneer in adding calorie and nutrition labels to menus at fast-food restaurants has made King County a good place for researchers to visit.</p><p>A team based at Duke-National University of Singapore has been watching consumers at Taco Time restaurants, both in King County and in other counties, and found that adding all that info to the menus appeared to have no impact on people's choices. They published their results today in the <em>American Journal of Preventive Medicine</em>.</p> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 21:59:06 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 535 at http://www.kplu.org