Does calorie information influence food choices? 

A law introduced this month will require all cafes, restaurants and takeaways with more than 250 employees to list calorie counts on non-prepacked food and soft drinks. Critics are generally unimpressed. This will only apply to the major fast food chains as most outlets don’t have 250 employees. According to surveys, only about one in five people aged under 25 bother to count calories, and less than a third of those aged under 40 do so. As people with diabetes need to count carbs not calories, it is not clear exactly who this piece of anti-obesity window dressing is meant to benefit 




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