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Will Calorie Labeling in Restaurants Make a Difference?

Rosanna Mentzer Morrison, Lisa Mancino and Jayachandran N. Variyam

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2011, 8

Abstract: ERS research shows that away-from-home meals and snacks tend to contain more calories and to be of lower nutritional quality than food prepared at home. Recent legislation will require chain restaurants across the United States to list calorie information on their menus and menu boards. Calorie disclosure may prompt consumers to substitute menu items that lower their caloric intakes and may encourage restaurants to offer lower calorie options.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.121239

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