Document Detail

Promoting healthy choices in non-chain restaurants: effects of a simple cue to customers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23048009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study tested a novel intervention to influence restaurant customer ordering behavior, with measurements at baseline and 3, 6, and 12 months postintervention in four owner-operated restaurants in the Midwest. A sample of 141 to 370 customers was surveyed at each time point. The response rate was 70% to 84% with 59% women, 98% White, and a mean age of 53 years. Table signs listed changes customers might consider, for example, asking for meat broiled instead of fried or requesting smaller portions. Customer surveys measured program reach and effectiveness. Owner interviews measured perceptions of program burden and customer response. Order slips were analyzed for evidence of changes in ordering. Window signs were noticed by 40%, 48%, and 45% of customers at each follow-up, respectively. Table signs were noticed by 67%, 71%, and 69% of customers, respectively. Of those, 34% at each time point stated that the signs influenced their order. Examples of how orders were influenced were elicited. Order slip data not only did not show significant changes but was also found to be an inadequate measure for the intervention. Owners reported no concerns or complaints. This intervention resulted in small but positive behavior changes among a portion of customers. Because of its simplicity and acceptability, it has great potential for dissemination.
Faryle K Nothwehr; Linda Snetselaar; Jeffrey Dawson; Ulrike Schultz
Related Documents :
25111469 - A comparison of measures to screen for social, emotional, and behavioral risk.
25042349 - The development of a rubric for peer assessment of individual teamwork skills in underg...
23334759 - District and school physical education policies: implications for physical education an...
25073939 - Outcomes of ambulatory rehabilitation programs following botulinum toxin for spasticity...
22949639 - The meaning of default options for potential organ donors.
24823519 - Understanding your student: using the vark model.
18464309 - Correlates of formal work disability in an urban university systemic lupus erythematosu...
23049589 - Sensitization rates of airborne pollen and mold in children.
20592509 - A comparative resident site visit project: a novel approach for implementing programmat...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2012-10-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health promotion practice     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1524-8399     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Promot Pract     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-08     Completed Date:  2013-06-28     Revised Date:  2014-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890609     Medline TA:  Health Promot Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Data Collection
Food Preferences / psychology*
Health Behavior*
Health Promotion / methods*
Interviews as Topic
Middle Aged
Grant Support

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  An optimized web-based approach for collaborative stereoscopic medical visualization.
Next Document:  Tocolytic therapy for preterm delivery: systematic review and network meta-analysis.