Changing food labels
March 3, 2014
Guests: Jeremy Kees, Nancy Childs, Amy Auchincloss
Last week the First Lady announced proposed changes to food package labels.Â The calorie count would get a much bigger and bolder font and serving sizes would be more realistic (who really eats just a Â¼ cup of ice cream?).Â Will changing our food labels help people make healthier choices? Â Marty talks with JEREMY KEES, Villanova University Associate Professor of Marketing, and NANCY CHILDS, Saint Josephâ€™s University Professor of Food Marketing, about the suggested changes and what they mean for the food industry and consumers. Then, what about the calorie count on restaurant menus â€“ do they influence what diners order? Weâ€™ll talk about eating out and health with Drexel Universityâ€™s Epidemiology Professor AMY AUCHINCLOSS.