Ditch­ing calo­rie count call to boost fit­ness

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TELLING peo­ple how much ex­er­cise they need to do to burn off food and drink could be more ef­fec­tive at en­cour­ag­ing health­ier choices than sim­ply list­ing the calo­ries, a study has claimed.

Phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity calo­rie equiv­a­lent or ex­pen­di­ture (Pace) food la­belling tells con­sumers how many min­utes or miles of ex­er­cise they need to do to burn off the calo­ries in a par­tic­u­lar prod­uct.

The Royal So­ci­ety for Pub­lic Health has called for Pace la­belling to re­place the cur­rent sys­tem, where calo­ries and nu­tri­tional con­tent are listed.

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