Nutritional Labeling on Menus in Full-Service Restaurants: Consumer Attitudes and Intended Usage

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Dining out has become an important part of the American lifestyle, greater frequencies as well as increased portion sizes have led to concern. The number of Americans that are classified as overweight or obese has also increased considerably, and the foodservice industry has become a target. Mandatory labeling of menu items has been avoided to this point, but the subject has moved to the forefront and continues to be debated. This study surveyed 502 patrons at a student-run restaurant in Texas. Respondents provided information concerning their health and dining habits as well as their attitudes toward and intended usage of ... continued below

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Foster, Charles R. August 2005.

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Dining out has become an important part of the American lifestyle, greater frequencies as well as increased portion sizes have led to concern. The number of Americans that are classified as overweight or obese has also increased considerably, and the foodservice industry has become a target. Mandatory labeling of menu items has been avoided to this point, but the subject has moved to the forefront and continues to be debated. This study surveyed 502 patrons at a student-run restaurant in Texas. Respondents provided information concerning their health and dining habits as well as their attitudes toward and intended usage of nutritional information (NI) on menus in full-service restaurants. Gender, education levels, age, and household income affect the attitudes toward and intended usage of NI. Exercise frequency, the current use of nutritional information on packaged foods, and the practice of healthy eating habits are all related to the intended use of NI while dining out.

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Foster, Charles R. Nutritional Labeling on Menus in Full-Service Restaurants: Consumer Attitudes and Intended Usage, thesis, August 2005; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4813/: accessed February 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .