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    Prattville, AL 36066
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    Montgomery, AL 36106
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When dining out, calories count

Oct. 11, 2018—Would you eat fewer calories if a restaurant listed a calorie count next to each item on its menu? According to researchers at Cornell University, most people would.

Educated eating

Researchers divided dining parties at two full-service restaurants into two groups. One had standard menus. The other had menus with calorie counts. On average, people ordered 3 percent fewer calories (about 45 fewer calories) from menus that included calorie information.

The study was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Why calories count

Research shows that a majority of Americans don't know how many calories they eat each day. It doesn't help that about one-third of our food is prepared outside the home.

An Affordable Care Act law came into effect in May that requires restaurants and other food retailers with more than 20 branches to post calorie information on their menus. The goal: to promote healthier eating by providing people with more information on their dietary choices.

Counting calories? Check out this infographic for tips.

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