Navigation Links
Menu labeling requirements lead to healthier options at chain restaurants
Date:7/19/2012

Philadelphia, PA, July 19, 2012 The recent Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has cleared the way for national requirements about posting nutritional information at chain restaurants. Listing calories, fat content, and sodium levels of menu items at the point of purchase has been promoted as a way to address the obesity epidemic. Increased awareness may lead to healthier consumer choices, and may encourage restaurants to adapt their menus to meet demand. A new study has evaluated the real-life impact of menu labeling in King County, Washington, after new regulations were implemented, and has found some improvement, although most entres continue to exceed recommended nutritional guidelines. The study is available online in advance of publication in the August issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

"Frequent consumption of food away from home is associated with higher caloric intake and higher fat. As noted by the Food and Drug Administration, the cost of the obesity epidemic to families, businesses, and the government was over $117 billion in 2010," says lead investigator Barbara Bruemmer, PhD, RD, senior lecturer emeritus of the Program in Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle. "All of these issues underscore the need for environmental approaches to help consumers who are looking for better options."

King County was one of the first jurisdictions to implement menu labeling, in January 2009. The regulations applied to any restaurant with 15 or more establishments in the United States and at least $1 million in annual sales. Dr. Bruemmer and her colleagues wanted to learn whether restaurants would improve their entres by reformulating items so that they had fewer calories and would replace some menu items with healthier alternatives.

The investigators audited menus at 11 sit-down restaurants and 26 quick-serve chains. The
'/>"/>

Contact: Eileen Leahy
andjrnlmedia@elsevier.com
732-238-3628
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. For Healthier Eating, Keep Fruits, Veggies Within Reach
2. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges US Navy Veterans Or Individuals With Mesothelioma To Call Them For The Names Of The Best Mesothelioma Attorneys & Treatment Options
3. Version 2.0 of Award-Winning Proloquo2Go App for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Speeds Up Communication, Adds New Voices and Customization Options
4. Global, common approach to pharmaceutical supply chain integrity the focus of workshop
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2014)... (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 More ... have been added over the past month to ... allege serious cardiovascular injuries caused by the dialysis ... List updated on September 15th shows 2,089 cases ... U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts. These claims ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... Md. (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 Faculty and ... with a coed preschool in Owings Mills, Md., kicked off ... with Garmin Vivofit bands. GFS is the first independent school ... taken, calories burned and even sleep patterns— as part of ... Baltimore area running and walking specialty chain. The Vivofit bands ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Recently, UWDress.com, a professional company of women’s ... its newly announced evening cocktail dresses . As ... occasion outfits are very popular among worldwide customers. Now, ... savings (up to 65 percent off). , All ... special occasion outfits for the global clients. The company ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Mexico (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 The ... including Villa del Palmar Cabo San Lucas, Villa La ... relation to Hurricane Odile, with plans to welcome guests ... , As of Sept. 19, all members and guests ... home, thanks to a coordinated effort with government authorities. ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 ... Center will receive a $250,000 pediatric cancer research grant ... event at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital located on ... support the work of Dr. Kimberley Payne, Associate Professor ... Dr. Payne’s work focuses on leukemia in children. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Federal GranuFlo Litigation Adds Dozens of Cases Alleging Serious Cardiovascular Injuries, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal GranuFlo Litigation Adds Dozens of Cases Alleging Serious Cardiovascular Injuries, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Federal GranuFlo Litigation Adds Dozens of Cases Alleging Serious Cardiovascular Injuries, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Garrison Forest School Leader in Independent School Wellness Programs 2Health News:Cheap Evening Cocktail Dresses Recently Introduced At UWDress.com 2Health News:Villa Group Resorts in Cabo Largely Unharmed, Plan to Re-open Early October 2Health News:Loma Linda University Medical Center Receives $250,000 Research Grant From Hyundai Hope On Wheels In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2Health News:Loma Linda University Medical Center Receives $250,000 Research Grant From Hyundai Hope On Wheels In Honor Of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 3
... , TUESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 60 ... victims of violence, abuse or crime in the past year. ... happened. Researchers led by David Finkelhor of the University ... parents of children up to 9 years old in 2008. More ...
... Reporter , TUESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Common ... stem cell defect, a finding that could potentially lead ... study reveals. Researchers say they discovered that a ... stem cells turn into hair-producing progenitor cells. That defect, ...
... , TUESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The ... (arrhythmias) that can cause sudden death may be underestimated, ... healthy people without heart disease found detectable changes in ... to polluted air. The findings suggest that air ...
... Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of schooling may affect ... heart attack called acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a ... of heart attack, STEMI occurs when the coronary artery is ... heart. In the new study, Dr. Rajendra H. ...
... Reporter , TUESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Simply measuring ... how many years they have left. In fact, a ... older people,s future life span about as well as taking ... disease. Walking speed may not be a perfect window ...
... YORK (Jan. 4, 2011) Researchers have produced a lasting anti-cocaine ... bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics ... published Jan. 4 in the online edition of Molecular Therapy ... researchers say this novel strategy might be the first to offer ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Survey Finds Much Victimization of Children Goes Unreported 2Health News:Stem Cell Defect Might Help Spur Common Baldness 2Health News:Stem Cell Defect Might Help Spur Common Baldness 3Health News:Higher Education May Benefit Some Heart Attack Patients 2Health News:Fast Walkers May Have More Years Ahead of Them 2Health News:Fast Walkers May Have More Years Ahead of Them 3Health News:Vaccine blocks cocaine high in mice 2Health News:Vaccine blocks cocaine high in mice 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Larry J. Merlo , President ... will speak before the National Press Club in ... recent move to stop selling tobacco products and its leadership ... health. "Dramatic changes in our health care system ... government," Merlo has said. "CVS Health has a truly unique ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014  BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BSTC ... marketed as XIAFLEX ® in the U.S. and XIAPEX ... Tom Wegman , will present a corporate overview at ... Industry Conference. The presentation will take place ... the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York, NY ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... LOS ANGELES , Sept. 19, 2014  CytRx ... and development company specializing in oncology, today announced that ... will present at BioCentury,s 2014 NewsMakers in the Biotech ... p.m. Eastern Time. The conference will take place at ... City . A live and archived ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 2CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 3BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. to Present at the 21st Annual BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference 2CytRx to Present at BioCentury's 2014 NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference 2CytRx to Present at BioCentury's 2014 NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference 3
... FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 12 Research presented at ... Annual Scientific Meeting shows that an intervention to reduce ... compromising patient safety and can result in substantial cost ... ) today released results of a study that examined ...
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSPT ), a specialty pharmaceutical ... products that address important therapeutic needs in neuroscience, today ... ended September 30, 2009. , Transcept previously ... a Complete Response Letter regarding the New Drug Application ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Research Shows Over-use of Asthma Rescue Inhalers Substantially Reduced Through Pharmacist-initiated Physician Intervention 2New Research Shows Over-use of Asthma Rescue Inhalers Substantially Reduced Through Pharmacist-initiated Physician Intervention 3Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 3Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 4Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 5Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 6Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 7Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 8Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 9Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 10Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 11Transcept Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results 12
... Ergonomic Design for Unparalleled Comfort ... it. Notice the balance. Notice the trigger and ... left-handed. Thats because our pipettors are ergonomically designed ... long hours of pipetting. Productivity In The ...
... ergonomic solution and best value in high ... action and ultra lightweight design reduce hand ... with long, lever tip ejector , Color ... universal tips or for greater performance use ...
... The Research pro Electronic Pipette is ideal ... laboratory. Its easy-to-follow display, ergonomically-placed operating buttons, ... dispensing, reverse pipetting and diluting make this ... simple functions of a manual pipette without ...
... Transfer an Entire Column of a ... efficiency and throughput with 384 well plates, you ... narrow well spacing. Thats exactly what you get ... or Impact2 software (see Impact/Impact2), this innovation was ...
Medicine Products: