Putting Calories in Context

“…the Affordable Care Act will require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information on menus or menu boards.” – NPR.org

But to many Americans, those numbers mean very little and wouldn’t necessarily impact one’s decision-making.

“‘People don’t really understand what it means to say a typical soda has 250 calories,’ says Sara Bleich, an associate professor in the department of health Policy and management at Johns Hopkins. ‘So, if we’re going to put this information in restaurants,’ Bleich says, listing the miles of walking it would take to work it off ‘may be the more persuasive way.'”

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