Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In-Store Calorie Signage Results in Teens Purchasing Fewer Sugary Beverages

Gantz_NC_062613-1989_RTA new study released last week in the American Journal of Public Healthreveals adolescents who saw printed signs with easy-to-understand calorie information about sugar-sweetened beverages—including the amount of exercise required to burn off the calories in these beverages or the numbers of teaspoons of sugar in these beverages—were more likely to purchase a drink with fewer calories. Researchers also found that the purchasing behavior persisted for six weeks after the signs came down. 

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