Food labelling impact
NEW YORK: Labelling some foods as meals rather than snacks could cut down on overeating, a new study suggests.
The research included 80 people who were asked to eat a pasta dish presented as either a snack (eaten standing up from a plastic pot with a plastic fork) or a meal (eaten seated at a table from a ceramic plate with a metal fork).
After they ate the meals, the participants were invited to tastetest additional foods, such as animal crackers and M&Ms.
Those who had eaten the pasta presented as a snack ate much more during the taste test than those who had eaten the pasta that had been presented as a meal, according to the study, published online recently in the journal Appetite.
– New York Times