Is labelling food with calorie burn times to beat obesity a good idea?
April 7, 2016 - Uncategorized
LONDON — Food should be labelled with the amount of exercise needed to burn off its calories, the Royal Society for Public Health in Britain is arguing.
Writing in the British Medical Journal, RSPH chief executive Shirley Cramer called for the introduction of “activity equivalent” calorie labelling, with symbols showing how many minutes of certain types of exercise are required to burn the product’s calories.
“The aim is to prompt people to be more mindful of the energy they consume and how these calories relate to activities in their everyday lives, to encourage them to be more physically active,” wrote Cramer in the BMJ. Read more…