That’s exactly what researchers at the University of North Carolina wanted to find out. They queried 800 students and learned that option 3, which presents not just the calories but also the distance required to walk them off, was most effective.
Starting in 2014, all chain restaurants will be required to post calorie information on their menus / billboards. It will be a simple calorie value per portion served. The efficacy of the label is being debated in places such as New York City, where calorie labeling got started 5 years ago.
Should chains include the “mileage per meal” information for each menu item?