Comparing Calories at Fast Food Restaurants
Rating systems are intended to guide consumer choices. This project will determine if a previously developed scale that evaluates the "healthiness" of a restaurant is correlated with the actual choices consumers make when they patronize the restaurants. The study will also assess whether a restaurant marketed as "healthy" (Subway) rates higher on this scale than another restaurant that makes no such claims (McDonald's). Finally, the investigators will compare the calorie purchases from these two restaurants among youths and their families who eat at each of the restaurants.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Rating Fast Food on Healthiness|
- Calories Consumed at each Restaurant [ Time Frame: Calories will be recorded at two time points within 1-2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Using purchase receipts and point-of-purchase surveys, we determine how many calories each participant purchases.
|Study Start Date:||May 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Participants 12-21 years old.
Behavioral: Fast Food Restaurant
Participants will purchase a meal at Subway and McDonald's, on different days.