Food labels with caloric costs may lead to healthier choices


Consumers might make healthier choices if food labels showed how many minutes of walking or running was needed to burn off calories, instead of just a calorie number, a new study suggests.

  Pooled data from 14 randomised trials showed that labels with activity times induced consumers to cut back nearly 65 calories per meal more than labels that simply listed calories, researchers reported in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.   Labels with “physical activity calorie equivalent or expenditure,” or PACE,.....

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