A recent survey reveals that calorie labels on menu cards gives three times more health awareness to consumers.
The chief objective of the calorie label is to cut the obesity epidemic in the United States. Generally, People are aware of the fact that calorie count is extremely essential for good health. Earlier, only health conscious people used to keep an eye on calories. However, the new rule compels obese people to watch calorie when they dine out.
The research includes nearly 3,000 King County residents who dine out regularly. The survey started even before the implementation of calorie mention regulation.
Around 550 customers at McDonald Big Mac confirm that they make use of list of calorie information. In comparison, the number of people at Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino is 380 people. Overall, the ratio has ascended up to 8 percent as compared to the proportion of 2010.
The outcome of the study reveals that obese people begin to see calorie information in restaurants. The majority of these obese people is white and comes in the category of higher income people.
Roxana Chen, main author of the report informs that the survey validates that calorie information can leave a considerable impact on the health of people.
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declares new policies for the list of calorie count. The new regulation would be mandatory for food chains that have more than 20 restaurants all around the country
Robert Wood Johnson foundation provided funds for the study. The report is easily available online in American Journal of Public Health.