Calorie Labeling in Action

By Marion Nestle

I don't know if this public health education method is doing any good, but I did manage to snag a calorie button at a recent baseball game.

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I went to a Mets vs. Cubs game at Citifield Sunday night (Cubs 10, Mets 6, 11 innings). While everyone else was engrossed in the game, I was distracted by the vendors.

They wore calorie label buttons!

I managed to get one.

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Is anyone evaluating this public health education method?

Whether it does any good or not, I wish I could have gotten the button for peanuts: 960 calories!

Images: Marion Nestle.

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This post also appears on Food Politics.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/09/calorie-labeling-in-action/244964/