HCPE News

A selection of news items written by or involving HCPE faculty members.



December 02, 2014

Starting next November, menus in many places where Americans eat will have to list calories. Many had fought for the rule for more than a decade, believing it would be a major weapon in the fight against obesity. Brian D. Elbel, PhD, and his calorie-labeling research are noted.


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December 02, 2014

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration announced that many places where Americans have long eaten in blissful ignorance, like amusement parks, chain restaurants, and movie theaters, will be required to post calorie counts on their menus. Brian Elbel, PhD, and his calorie-labeling research are noted.


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November 27, 2014

Starting next November, menus in many places where Americans eat — like chain restaurants and some movie theaters, convenience stores and amusement parks — will have to list calories. Many had fought for the rule for more than a decade, believing it would be a major weapon in the fight against obesity. But will it? Brian Elbel, PhD, comments on his calorie-labeling research.


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September 04, 2014

Arthur Caplan, PhD, Brian Elbel, MPH, PhD, and Marie Bragg, PhD, write about a new ad campaign for baby carrots in an effort to encourage kids to eat more carrots.


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April 18, 2014

Health Minister Dr. James Reilly wants other restaurants to follow suit, using a new Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) calorie-counting tool. Obesity is one of the biggest threats to long-term wellbeing and measures like this could help people make small healthier choices that would add up over time. Research of Brian Elbel, PhD, is noted.


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