How Food Packs Can Help People Fight Obesity?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 12:04

UK researchers believe that food packs should display how much exercise a person would need to take to burn off the calories contained in the product.

According to the researchers from Loughborough University, who looked at 14 studies, this type of labeling could cut about 200 calories from a person's daily average intake, BBC reports.

Based on the results of the study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, such labeling would have an impact on obesity levels across the country.

Lead researcher Prof Amanda Daley said: "We are interested in different ways of getting the public to make good decisions about what they eat and also trying to get the public more physically active."

And labelling food with "exercise calories" made it easier for people to understand what they were eating and nudge them into making better choices.

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