Food Choice of Kids Remains Unaffected By the Calorie Count

fast-food-kidsThe researchers of U. S. have found that posting of calories on the menus of fast-food restaurants in New York City has not affected the food choice of kids.

The study has found that taste comes first for children and teens when it comes to placing an order. The calories posted on the menu hardly made any difference to their choice of order.

A study published in International Journal of Obesity has challenged the opinion that labeling of calorie count affects purchasing behavior of teens or parents buying food for their children.

Dr. Brian Elbel of NYU, has said that the response of children to these calorie posting shows that some other preventive measures need to be taken.

Posting of calorie count on the menus of fast-food restaurants is a part of President, Barack Obama's new healthcare law. High intake of Calories contributes towards weight gain and obesity is one of the biggest health challenge faced by the U. S.

The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that the childhood obesity rate is above 30% in some states of US.

U. S. first lady, Michelle Obama, has urged food manufacturers to re-package food so that it is healthier for kids.