ScienceDaily reports on a new study showing potential benefits for nutrition labeling in restaurants. The study shows that nutritional information can help consumers moderate their eating over time.
A field study, experiment, and consumer food diaries were used to explore how nutrition information disclosure on menus may influence consumers’ product evaluations and consumption behaviors. Howlett et al., Coming to a Restaurant Near You? Potential Consumer Responses to Nutrition Information Disclosure on Menus. Journal of Consumer Research, 2009; 090325111256050 DOI: 10.1086/598799.