Nutritional labelling on menus may reduce the calories we buy

A new review published in the Cochrane Library has found evidence that nutritional labelling on menus can reduce the calories purchased in restaurants. The researchers found that calorie labelling on menus would reduce energy purchased per meal by 7.8% or 47kcal (on an average 600kcal meal).

The review included 28 studies that assessed buying food or drinks from vending machines, grocery stores, restaurants, cafeterias and coffee shops. It also included studies which assessed the amount of food or drink consumed in an artificial scenario.

Researchers noted that many studies in the area were poor quality and further high quality research was needed. However they concluded that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that nutritional labelling on menus may reduce calorie intake in restaurants.

For more information take a look at our tips for eating healthy when eating out.


Posted: 13/03/2018 12:21:32 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Calories, Labelling, Menu, Restaurant


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