Calories and walking

A few years ago you started seeing some restaurants posting calorie counts next to their food offerings. It was quite an eye opener to find out how many calories were in a Big Mac or a Whopper sandwich.

But did that effort make a difference? Did people change their eating habits based on that information?

Maybe having just calorie information is not enough. Some people are thinking that if you tell people how many miles they would need to walk to burn off the calories in a certain product, then maybe that would have a greater impact on what they purchase.

A survey done by the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine showed that people who were given that walking information ordered meals with fewer calories compared to those who were not given that information.

It may be difficult to add all of that information to a menu but it appears that it does make a difference.

Jan

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