Can Calorie Labels Increase Caloric Intake
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01473225|
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Funding was pulled after unsuccessful pilot study)
First Posted : November 17, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Food Consumption||Other: Calorie information Other: No calorie information||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||0 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Can Calorie Labels Increase Caloric Intake? A Test of Possible Perverse Effects of Calorie Labels|
|Study Start Date :||November 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2014|
|Study Completion Date :||September 2014|
|Experimental: Calorie label||
Other: Calorie information
Nutrition label featuring calorie information will be provided.
|Active Comparator: No calorie label||
Other: No calorie information
No nutrition label will be provided in this condition.
- Calories consumed [ Time Frame: At time of intervention (30 minutes) ]The investigators will assess how many calories are consumed by participants by weighing the cereal provided before and after participants complete the taste test portion of the study. This will happen within 30 minutes of the intervention, which is an experimental manipulation of whether or not calorie labels are present.
- Attitudes toward food [ Time Frame: At time of intervention (30 minutes) ]Using survey measures, the investigators will assess how people feel toward the food item they just tasted, rating it in terms of perceived tastiness, healthiness, overall quality, and value. These ratings will be on a Likert scale from 1-5.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01473225
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Carnegie Mellon University|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213|
|Principal Investigator:||Eric M VanEpps, BA||Carnegie Mellon University|