Washington: Restaurant menus displaying the minutes of exercise-brisk walking in this case-needed to burn food calories are being explored as a new angle for encouraging reduced calorie intake.More restaurants are displaying calorie information on their menus than ever before. The goal is to encourage consumers to make healthier, informed food choices.The majority of studies, however, show that providing information on calorie content does not lead to fewer calories ordered or consumed."We need a more effective strategy to encourage people to order and consume fewer calories from restaurant menus," said Dr. Meena Shah, Texas Christian University (TCU).Ashlei James, TCU added, "Brisk walking is something nearly everyone can relate to, which is why we displayed on the menu the minutes of brisk walking needed to burn food calories."
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