Posts Tagged ‘menu labeling’

Was Fighting About Menu Labeling Worthwhile?

December 1, 2015 — Almost eight years ago, the New York Times reported on intense fighting about menu labeling in restaurants. They quoted NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden as comparing questions about the effectiveness of menu labeling to “an argument that the world is flat.” Yesterday, the New York Times headline on the subject was: The Surprising Failure of Calorie Counts […]

An Experiment Begins with Calories Everywhere

November 25, 2014 — FDA will today unveil their final rules for labeling calories everywhere that food is prepared and served away from home. Within a year, you will be seeing calorie counts in restaurants, vending machines, delis, bakeries, pizza joints, and even the prepared food departments in grocery stores. Cranking out these rules has taken almost five years. The […]

Difficulty Reading the Menu (Data)

November 7, 2014 — We’re having difficulty reading the menu labeling data at ObesityWeek 2014. A study presented in the second annual Obesity journal symposium showed a promising result: a 50% reduction in weight gain over a 36-week academic year when college students were exposed to menu calorie labeling. The lead researcher on this study, Charoula Konstantia Nikolaou, says: […]

Three Conclusions Disconnected from Data

August 5, 2014 — It’s pretty common to read headlines about obesity and nutrition studies that have nothing to do with what the studies actually showed. Sadly, we’re used to seeing this a lot. But more commonly than you would think, the conclusion in a study itself is disconnected from the study’s actual findings. Reader beware. Here are three recent unfortunate […]