Study: Calorie count on menus ignored

BROOKLYN - A new study has found that since New York City mandated menu labels at chain restaurants over a year ago, people have consumed more, not less calories.

According to researchers, most customers, especially in low-income neighborhoods, consumed on average 20 calories more while thinking they were making better choices. However, the study reports that half of the people surveyed at least noticed the calorie count.

Nutritionist Enid Knight says the results of the study prove that people still don't understand the impact of high-calorie foods on their health.

Researchers say other studies have found that if there are healthier items available, people are more likely to make better choices.

Health Affairs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn hit the streets to ask 1 Word on the Street: GPS devices
At least six people have been arrested and 2 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
3 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 4 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26
News 12 Long Island has won the regional 5 News 12 Long Island wins regional Edward R. Murrow Award

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.