Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

There is limited information about point-of-selection nutrition information on food choices in all-you-can-eat university dining halls, where food cost is controlled. This pilot study examined effects of point-of-selection nutrition information (pictures of different portion sizes with corresponding nutrition information) on students' choice of French fries and salad dressing and portion size of French fries. Point-of-selection nutrition information significantly decreased percentage consuming “large” portions of French fries (p < 0.05) but had a limited effect on salad dressing choice. Surveys indicated that >99% of respondents (n = 359) recalled point-of-selection nutrition information; more females used point-of-selection nutrition information to determine portion size. Additional studies are needed to support these promising results.

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This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 2011 in Volume 14, Issue 1. Find the published version of this article at this link.
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