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Calorie Counts Are Now on Menus Nationwide, But Do They Work?

Julia Ries

May 23, 2018

Healthline - With the FDA’s new rules, will calorie counts on menus change the way we eat?

Experts have found that people who are educated and informed about calorie counts find them to be extremely helpful in making lower-calorie choices.

"This is especially true when looking at 'healthy foods,'" Allison Childress, PhD, a registered and licensed dietitian and assistant professor of nutrition at Texas Tech University, told Healthline. "Most people are shocked that salads and soups have as many — if not more — calories than some other menu items that might be perceived as 'unhealthy.'"

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