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Effect of Nutrition Labeling on Fast Food Choices

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00127660
First received: August 4, 2005
Last updated: August 30, 2017
Last verified: August 2017
  Purpose
A study examining menu choices made at fast food restaurants.

Condition Intervention
Healthy Behavioral: Menu: calories=yes, value pricing=no Behavioral: Menu: calories=yes, value pricing = yes Behavioral: Menu: calories=no, value pricing = no

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Effect of Nutrition Labeling on Fast Food Choices

Further study details as provided by University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Total Calories of Meal Ordered [ Time Frame: single study visit ]
  • Energy Intake [ Time Frame: After meal ]
    energy content of meal ordered and consumed.


Enrollment: 605
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2006
Primary Completion Date: May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Menu: calories=yes, value pricing=no
There were calories listed on the menu, but no value pricing was in place.
Behavioral: Menu: calories=yes, value pricing=no
Experimental: Menu: calories=yes, value pricing = yes
There were calories listed on the menu, AND value pricing was in place.
Behavioral: Menu: calories=yes, value pricing = yes
Experimental: Menu: calories=no, value pricing = no
Calories were not listed on the menu, and value pricing was not in place.
Behavioral: Menu: calories=no, value pricing = no
No Intervention: Menu: calories=no, value pricing = yes
CONTROL CONDITION: calories were not listed on the menu, and value pricing WAS in place.

Detailed Description:
To examine the effect of point-of-purchase calorie information and value size pricing on fast food meal choices a randomized 2 × 2 factorial experiment was conducted in which participants ordered a fast food meal from one of four menus that varied with respect to whether calorie information was provided and whether value size pricing was used.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be 16 years old or older
  • Must regularly eat at fast food restaurants

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-english speakers
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00127660

Locations
United States, Minnesota
Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55454
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lisa J Harnack, DrPH University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute