Professors call for new ways to encourage healthy dining

05/9/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Posting calorie counts on menus appears to be an ineffective way to influence eating patterns, so state and local governments need to develop more creative labeling alternatives, Sara Bleich and Lainie Rutkow of Johns Hopkins' School of Public Health write in The New England Journal of Medicine. The professors call for governments to launch pilot projects that try new methods of getting people to make healthier choices when eating out.

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