Skip Navigation

Calorie information in fast food restaurants used by 40 percent of 9-18 year olds when making food choices

23 May 2013

A new study published online in the Journal of Public Health has found that of young people who visited fast food or chain restaurants in the U.S. in 2010, girls and youth who were obese were more likely to use calorie information given in the restaurants to inform their food choices. It also found that young people eating at fast food or chain restaurants twice a week or more were half as likely to use calorie information as those eating there once a week or less.

Read the press release.
Read the full paper.