Kids Drank Fewer Sodas When Researchers Did This

Kids Drank Fewer Sodas When Researchers Did This
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Do you pay attention to calorie counts on menus? A new study has found a way to make those numbers even more persuasive.

Now that the Affordable Care Act will require restaurants with 20 or more locations to list the calories in their food, consumers can make healthier decisions. However, a new study found an even more persuasive way to convey this calorie information. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that when teens at a restaurant were informed one soda would require 50 minutes of running to burn off its calories, many opted for healthier choices when placing their order.

Check out the slideshow above to learn why researchers think comparing exercise to calories is a more useful way to convey calorie content.