Does calorie information on menu labeling affect consumer food and beverage purchases?
AbstractThe increase in diet related diseases is considered to be primarily caused by a changing environment that encourages poor dietary habits and a sedentary lifestyle (Swinburn, Caterson, Seidell & James, 2004) . Research by Ng et al . (2014) has found that the number of obese and overweight people worldwide has increased from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013. Bowman and Vinyard (2004) make the point that frequent consumption of fast food, in particular , is associated with poorer diet quality and risk of obesity for both children and adults. This literature review examines studies both in favour of calories being posted on menus in restaurants that argue that the implementation of this will have a positive effect on the obesity crisis and those that argue that its implementation will have a limited effect. This review looks at various studies that argue that the policy is likely only to affect certain population segments or socio economic groups.
PublisherUniversity of Chester
TypeThesis or dissertation
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