Nutrition Labels on Menus Work

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A new study revealed that nutrition labels in full-service restaurants do affect consumer’s food choices.

    A newstudy led by Drexel University found that nutritional labeling is making a difference in full-service restaurants.  In fact, when ordering off a labeled menu, patrons chose food with an average 151 fewer calories, 224 milligrams less sodium and 3.7 less grams of saturated fat.   But researchers said they weren’t necessarily doing great.  Even consumers who used the labels purchasedoversized meals that typically far exceeded what could be considered healthy.