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Can Nutritional Label Use Influence Body Weight Outcomes?

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  • Andreas C. Drichoutis
  • Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr.
  • Panagiotis Lazaridis

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Many countries around the world have already mandated, or plan to mandate, the presence of nutrition related information on most pre-packaged food products. Health advocates and lobbyists would like to see similar laws mandating nutrition information in the restaurant and fast-food market as well. In fact, New York City has already taken a step forward and now requires all chain restaurants with 15 or more establishments anywhere in US to show calorie information on their menus and menu board. The benefits were estimated to be as much as 150,000 fewer obese New Yorkers over the next five years. Copyright 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 62 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 500-525

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  1. ViËśnoles, Maria V. & You, Wen & Nayga, Rodolfo M. Jr., 2013. "Parental Nutrition Label Usage and Children's Dietary-related Outcomes," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 151274, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  2. Ehmke, Mariah D. & Willson, Tina M. & Schroeter, Christiane & Hart, Ann Marie & Coupal, Roger H., 2009. "Obesity Economics for the Western United States," Western Economics Forum, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 8(02).
  3. Brunello, Giorgio & De Paola, Maria & Labartino, Giovanna, 2012. "More Apples Less Chips? The Effect of School Fruit Schemes on the Consumption of Junk Food," IZA Discussion Papers 6496, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Georgia S. Papoutsi & Andreas C. Drichoutis & Rodolfo M. Nayga Jr., 2013. "The Causes Of Childhood Obesity: A Survey," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 27(4), pages 743-767, 09.
  5. Chang, Hung-Hao & Nayga Jr., Rodolfo M., 2011. "Mother's nutritional label use and children's body weight," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 171-178, April.
  6. House, Lisa & Kim, Hyeyoung & Gao, Zhifeng & Rampersaud, Gail S., 2011. "Beverage Front of Package Nutrition Labels and Consumer Perception of Nutrition Information," 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 109190, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  7. Schroeter, Christiane & Anders, Sven M., 2013. "Nutrition Label Usage, Diet Health Behavior, and Information Uncertainty," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 151214, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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