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Availability of point-of-purchase nutrition information at a fast-food restaurant.
Prev Med 2006; 43(6):458-9PM

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Given the link between eating out, poor diets, and obesity, we assessed the availability of point-of-purchase nutrition information at the largest fast-food restaurant in the U.S., McDonald's.

METHOD

In August 2004, we visited 29 of 33 (88%) of the McDonald's outlets in Washington, DC and visually inspected the premises, as well as asked cashiers or restaurant managers whether they had nutrition information available in the restaurant.

RESULTS

In Washington, DC, 59% of McDonald's outlets provided in-store nutrition information for the majority of their standard menu items. In 62% of the restaurants, it was necessary to ask two or more employees in order to obtain a copy of that information.

CONCLUSION

We found that even at the largest chain restaurant in the country, nutrition information at the point of decision-making is often difficult to find or completely absent.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Center for Science in the Public Interest, NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA. mwootan@cspinet.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16934863

Citation

Wootan, Margo G., et al. "Availability of Point-of-purchase Nutrition Information at a Fast-food Restaurant." Preventive Medicine, vol. 43, no. 6, 2006, pp. 458-9.
Wootan MG, Osborn M, Malloy CJ. Availability of point-of-purchase nutrition information at a fast-food restaurant. Prev Med. 2006;43(6):458-9.
Wootan, M. G., Osborn, M., & Malloy, C. J. (2006). Availability of point-of-purchase nutrition information at a fast-food restaurant. Preventive Medicine, 43(6), pp. 458-9.
Wootan MG, Osborn M, Malloy CJ. Availability of Point-of-purchase Nutrition Information at a Fast-food Restaurant. Prev Med. 2006;43(6):458-9. PubMed PMID: 16934863.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Availability of point-of-purchase nutrition information at a fast-food restaurant. AU - Wootan,Margo G, AU - Osborn,Melissa, AU - Malloy,Claudia J, Y1 - 2006/08/28/ PY - 2006/02/25/received PY - 2006/07/09/revised PY - 2006/07/11/accepted PY - 2006/8/29/pubmed PY - 2007/3/16/medline PY - 2006/8/29/entrez SP - 458 EP - 9 JF - Preventive medicine JO - Prev Med VL - 43 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Given the link between eating out, poor diets, and obesity, we assessed the availability of point-of-purchase nutrition information at the largest fast-food restaurant in the U.S., McDonald's. METHOD: In August 2004, we visited 29 of 33 (88%) of the McDonald's outlets in Washington, DC and visually inspected the premises, as well as asked cashiers or restaurant managers whether they had nutrition information available in the restaurant. RESULTS: In Washington, DC, 59% of McDonald's outlets provided in-store nutrition information for the majority of their standard menu items. In 62% of the restaurants, it was necessary to ask two or more employees in order to obtain a copy of that information. CONCLUSION: We found that even at the largest chain restaurant in the country, nutrition information at the point of decision-making is often difficult to find or completely absent. SN - 0091-7435 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16934863/Availability_of_point_of_purchase_nutrition_information_at_a_fast_food_restaurant_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0091-7435(06)00283-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -