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Change in calories purchased after calorie labeling of prepared foods in a supermarket chain

JAMA Internal Medicine

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: The results from this study of 173 supermarkets in a large regional chain indicate that calorie labeling was associated with small to moderate decreases in calories purchased from prepared bakery and deli items seven months after labeling implementation. These declines may lead to population-level health benefits if they translate to similar changes in consumption.

Authors: Joshua Petimar, Sc.D., of Harvard Medical School & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute in Boston, is the corresponding author.

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