People Ate More After Calories Got Posted At Fast Food Joints

Calorie posting is supposed to help people make healthier eating choices, but study of fast food joints in poor New York neighborhoods saw customers eating more calories after the calories went up on the sign.

The implication is supposed to be that posting calories doesn’t work. Now, this is just speculation, but if you’re a person who is walking into a fast food place and you don’t have much money, maybe you’re going to go for whatever fills you up for cheapest, the one with more bounce to the ounce, as it were?

Calorie Postings Don’t Change Habits, Study Finds [NYT]

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