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Would nutritional information on restaurant menus help you make healthier choices?

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Would nutritional information on restaurant menus help you make healthier choices?

JamieK | May 7, 2010 11:09 AM

I just read about a study at the University of Waterloo in Ontario where the researcher is trying to determine if information right on the menu (rather than on the restaurant's website or a brochure) would affect diners' choices for the better.

http://tinyurl.com/2a3grvn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQma_B...

I think the idea is that this menu labeling policy, if ever implemented, would apply only to fast-food outlets and chains so the notion may not be an issue with most chowhounds but it got me to thinking about the choices I make at non-chain restaurants.

I try to eat healthy most of the time but when I eat out -- thoughts of calories and sodium be damned, I want to enjoy myself. For instance, I had a duck confit poutine earlier this week -- it was rich and it was salty and it was good. My poor heart is probably still in shock.

Would you welcome nutritional info on menus as a way to make healthy choices? Or would it put you off.

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