Volume 10 — June 20, 2013
Exploratory Analysis of Fast-Food Chain Restaurant Menus Before and After Implementation of Local Calorie-Labeling Policies, 2005–2011
|Average Calories (kcal)||2005||2006||2007||2008a||2009||2010||2011|
|Case chain restaurant||419||410||429||415||400||422||422|
|Control chain restaurant||474||495||497||496||494||487||481|
|Healthier items (%)|
|Case chain restaurant||13||13||12||14||18||19||20|
|Control chain restaurant||8||8||7||7||7||7||7|
Figure. Average calories for à la carte entrées and percentage of healthier items on fast-food chain restaurant menus, by case and control status and year, 2005–2011. Healthier à la carte entrées are defined as DRV ≤ 25%. Calorie-labeling regulations were first introduced in 2008.
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