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An observational study of consumers' accessing of nutrition information in chain restaurants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19299679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this observational study, we determined how frequently consumers accessed on-premises nutrition information provided at chain restaurants. The number of patrons entering and accessing nutrition information was recorded at 8 locations that were part of 4 major restaurant chains (McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks, and Au Bon Pain). Only 6 (0.1%) of 4311 patrons accessed on-premises nutrition information before purchasing food. This very small percentage suggests that such information should be more prominently displayed, such as on restaurant menu boards, to help customers make informed decisions.
Christina A Roberto; Henry Agnew; Kelly D Brownell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  99     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-13     Completed Date:  2009-05-06     Revised Date:  2011-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  820-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Psychology, Yale University, Box 208205, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Consumer Satisfaction / statistics & numerical data*
Food Habits*
Food Preferences*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Nutritive Value
Restaurants / statistics & numerical data*

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