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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18312

Title: The Effects of Calorie Information on Food Selection and Intake
Authors: Girz, Laura
Advisor: Polivy, Janet
Department: Psychology
Keywords: eating
calorie
Issue Date: 19-Jan-2010
Abstract: Proposed legislation in the United States and Canada would require calorie information to be presented on the menus/menu boards of restaurants. To test the possible impacts of such legislation, the present study examined the effects of calorie information on the food selection and intake of restrained and unrestrained eaters. Female students were presented with a menu containing two items, a salad and a pasta dish, for which calorie information was either present or absent. Results of the present study indicate that the provision of calorie information does not alter food choice but does influence the amount people eat. Although the salad and pasta contained the same number of calories, calorie information decreased consumption of pasta, but increased consumption of salad.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18312
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